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rail-splitter (n.)

"one who splits logs in rails for making a rail fence," 1853, from rail (n.1) + agent noun from split (v.). Usually with reference to or suggestion of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln, as it figured in his political biography.

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Definitions of rail-splitter from WordNet

rail-splitter (n.)
a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences;
Synonyms: splitter
From wordnet.princeton.edu