The caber is a small tree, or beam, heavier at one end than the other.
"They are preparing the caber, Baron," he remarked genially.
Arrived on ground, and found that "tossing the caber" was in full progress.
At these games the Ninety-Third carried off all the first prizes for putting the shot, throwing the hammer, and tossing the caber.
An Aberdeenshire parallel to this is, "They never bodet a house o' gowd, but aye got a caber o't."
The support platoon was organised for defence in caber by Lieut. Field, who remained with his men though seriously wounded.
The caber is the heavy trunk of a tree from 16 to 20 ft. long.
The caber must be held by the small end, and tossed over so that the small end shall fall and remain beyond the butt.
As a form of exercise, cutting corn combines most of the motions of wrestling, skipping the rope, and tossing the caber.
Among other 'strong-men' contests, which have long been favourite sports in Scotland, are tossing the caber and putting the stone.
pole used in housebuilding, especially as an object tossed in the Highland games, 1510s, from Gaelic cabar "pole, spar," cognate with Irish cabar "lath," Welsh ceibr "beam, rafter."