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caber

[ key-ber ]

noun

, Scot.
  1. a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength.


caber

/ ˈkeɪbə; ˈkebər /

noun

  1. a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games ( tossing the caber )


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Word History and Origins

Origin of caber1

First recorded in 1505–15, caber is from the Scots Gaelic word cabar pole
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Word History and Origins

Origin of caber1

C16: from Gaelic cabar pole
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Example Sentences

Among other 'strong-men' contests, which have long been favourite sports in Scotland, are tossing the caber and putting the stone.

Arrived on ground, and found that "tossing the caber" was in full progress.

The caber must be held by the small end, and tossed over so that the small end shall fall and remain beyond the butt.

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.

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