follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

rail-splitter

[reyl-split-er] /ˈreɪlˌsplɪt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that splits logs into rails, especially for fences.
2.
(initial capital letter) nickname of Abraham Lincoln.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; rail1 + splitter
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for railsplitter
  • His nicknames, honest abe and the railsplitter, were exploited to the full.

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for rail-splitter

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for railsplitter

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends