[ key-ber ]
/ ˈkeɪ bər /

noun Scot.

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

Origin of caber

First recorded in 1505–15, caber is from the Scots Gaelic word cabar pole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for caber

/ (ˈkeɪbə, Scottish ˈkebər) /


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

Word Origin for caber

C16: from Gaelic cabar pole
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