Definition of split-rail in US English:



  • Denoting a fence or enclosure made from pieces of wood split lengthwise from a log.

    ‘a split-rail fence’
    • ‘He tacked it to the split-rail fencing around the tee.’
    • ‘Imagine the arching canes of a climbing rose along a split-rail fence; canes arching in this fashion produce many more flowers than canes growing straight up.’
    • ‘Just a split-rail fence embedded in a cement berm divided us from the llamas.’
    • ‘They've taken more turns through the judicial system than a split-rail fence.’
    • ‘Sunset's test garden is designed around a zigzag split-rail fence that runs east to west.’