Definition of Rail-splitter

1. Noun. A laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences.

Exact synonyms: Splitter
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Split



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rail-splitter

raiae
raias
raid
raided
raider
raiders
raiding
raids
raik
raiked
raiking
raiks
rail
rail-carriage
rail-carriages
rail-splitter (current term)
rail car
rail cars
rail fence
rail gun
rail guns
rail hail
rail head
rail heads
rail in
rail line
rail off
rail technology
rail track
rail tracks

Literary usage of Rail-splitter

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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 ..."

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