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rail fence

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  1. rail fencenoun

    a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)


  1. rail fence

    The rail fence cipher (also called a zigzag cipher) is a classical type of transposition cipher. It derives its name from the manner in which encryption is performed, in analogy to a fence built with horizontal rails.


  1. rail fence

    A rail fence, also known as a zigzag cipher, is a type of transposition cipher that arranges text or data into a sequence of diagonal lines, like rails of a fence, and then reads off each line in order to create the encoded message. In terms of physical fences, a rail fence refers to a fence made from horizontal or slightly diagonal series of sturdy wooden or metal rails, used primarily for agricultural or decorative purposes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rail fence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rail fence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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