- a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength.
Origin of caber
Examples from the Web for caber
Historical Examples of caber
Arrived on ground, and found that "tossing the caber" was in full progress.Mr. Punch in the Highlands
The caber is the heavy trunk of a tree from 16 to 20 ft. long.
The caber is a small tree, or beam, heavier at one end than the other.Old English Sports
Peter Hampson Ditchfield
"They are preparing the caber, Baron," he remarked genially.Count Bunker
J. Storer Clouston
Among other 'strong-men' contests, which have long been favourite sports in Scotland, are tossing the caber and putting the stone.
- Scot a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber)
Word Origin 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."