Origin of caber
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Among other 'strong-men' contests, which have long been favourite sports in Scotland, are tossing the caber and putting the stone.
At these games the Ninety-Third carried off all the first prizes for putting the shot, throwing the hammer, and tossing the caber.Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59|William Forbes-Mitchell
He then raises the caber and gets both hands underneath the lower end.
The caber is the heavy trunk of a tree from 16 to 20 ft. long.
Arrived on ground, and found that "tossing the caber" was in full progress.Mr. Punch in the Highlands|Various
British Dictionary definitions for caber
Word Origin for caber
Word Origin and History for caber
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."