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Definition of Rail fence
Rail fenceRail Rail, n. [Akin to LG. & Sw. regel bar, bolt, G. riegel a
rail, bar, or bolt, OHG, rigil, rigel, bar, bolt, and
possibly to E. row a line.]
1. A bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so,
extending from one post or support to another, as in
fences, balustrades, staircases, etc.
2. (Arch.) A horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. See
Illust. of Style.
3. (Railroad) A bar of steel or iron, forming part of the
track on which the wheels roll. It is usually shaped with
reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by
chairs, splices, etc.
(a) The stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the
(b) The light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at
the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such
protection is needed.
Rail fence. See under Fence.
(a) A device attached to the front of a locomotive on each
side for clearing the rail obstructions.
(b) A guard rail. See under Guard.
Rail joint (Railroad), a splice connecting the adjacent
ends of rails, in distinction from a chair, which is
merely a seat. The two devices are sometimes united. Among
several hundred varieties, the fish joint is standard. See
Fish joint, under Fish.
Rail train (Iron & Steel Manuf.), a train of rolls in a
rolling mill, for making rails for railroads from blooms
Meaning of Rail fence from wikipedia
- split-rail fence
or log fence
as a zigzag fence
, worm fence
or snake fence historically
due to its meandering
layout) is a type of fence
- The rail fence cipher
cipher) is a form of transposition
cipher. It derives
its name from the way in which
it is encoded. In the...
the wall. Picket fences
a waist-high, painted, partially decorative fence Roundpole fences
to post-and-rail fencing
but more closely...
- implementations. The Rail Fence cipher
is a form of transposition cipher
that gets its name from the way in which
it is encoded. In the rail fence
- roundpole fence dates
back to the Iron Age. The oldest known archeological
find of a roundpole fence
in Leksand. Split-rail fence
- high and wide. In other
of timber. Log fences
or split-rail fences
were simple fences constructed
in newly cleared
- into the fence
. A picket fence
0.91 m (3 ft) to 1.21 m (4 ft) tall. A horizontal
and bottom rail
in the ****ault on the American
left flank along
the rail fence
an easy effort against
Stark's recently arrived
- leaves, jumping
over a fence
on his new horse
her good-natured jab that he was too old and fat to clear
a four-rail fence
. John Wayne
- A synthetic fence
, plastic fence
or (when made of vinyl) vinyl
or PVC fence
is a fence
made using synthetic
plastics, such as vinyl
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