Definition of Rail-splitter
1. Noun. A laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences.
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Split
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Literary usage of Rail-splitter
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1906)
"We have forgotten that Lincoln was a rail splitter before he was president, and that he didn't merely play at rail-splitting, but really split rails to earn ..."
2. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Our great rail-splitter dug him up — A sit link all alone. Of jolly jokes and sells. ... Railsplitter ..."
3. Every Day in the Year: A Poetical Epitome of the World's History by James Lauren Ford, Mary K. Ford (1902)
"... To make me own this hind of Princes The ambushed Indian, and the prowling peer, This rail-splitter a true-born king of men. youth to train: Rough ..."