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A rail in a fence which can be removed to provide an opening.
- ‘Slip rails are normally sawn timber 100 x 50 mm and are secured to the posts with metal slip rail brackets.’
- ‘The horseman dismounts to negotiate the slip rail and remains mounted to negotiate the gate.’
- ‘We also opted to use a slip rail rather than a gate - way cheaper and very effective, we continued the leccy fence for the lower rail there to, just got a gate kit.’
- ‘To open, the pin is removed, and the slip rail is pulled back inside the outer rail.’
- ‘Fisher got down from the slip rails, and walked along the creek where he was lost from sight.’
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