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slip rail Line breaks: slip rail

Definition of slip rail in English:


Australian /NZ
A rail in a fence which can be removed to provide an opening.
Example sentences
  • The horseman dismounts to negotiate the slip rail and remains mounted to negotiate the gate.
  • Slip rails are normally sawn timber 100 x 50 mm and are secured to the posts with metal slip rail brackets.
  • Fisher got down from the slip rails, and walked along the creek where he was lost from sight.

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