split rail

noun
a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic rail and post fencing.

Origin:
1820–30; Americanism

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Example sentences
There it might be good idea to put up a split rail fence to clearly delineate
  border.
The article in one section used the term: split rail.
Tent sites have split rail fences and large pine trees for added privacy.
Decorative-type split rail or dry-stack stone may be used for decorative fences.
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