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A long heavy wooden pole tossed end over end as a demonstration of strength in Scottish highland games.

[Scottish Gaelic cabar, pole, beam, rafter, from Vulgar Latin *capriō, from Latin capra, she-goat; see chevron.]


(ˈkeɪbə; Scottish ˈkebər)
(Individual Sports, other than specified) Scot a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber)
[C16: from Gaelic cabar pole]


(ˈkeɪ bər)

a pole or beam, esp. one thrown as a trial of strength.
[1505–15; < Scottish Gaelic cabar pole]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caber - a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)caber - a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)
pole - a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic


[keɪbəʳ] N (Scot) → tronco m


n (Scot) → Pfahl m, → Stamm m ? toss
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I rode my wheel more, chiefly because it was permanently out of pawn; and I boxed and fenced, walked on my hands, jumped high and broad, put the shot and tossed the caber, and went swimming.
An English writer beat him a dozen feet at tossing the caber.
Soon, the Englishman who had tossed the caber was sparring with the dramatic critic, Hazard and Hall boxed in fantastic burlesque, then, gloves in hand, looked for the next appropriately matched couple.
The soldiers and the rebels exchanged gunfires for at least 30 minutes before the insurgents withdrew, Caber said.
Reveley, who trains Toss The Caber for Peter Savill, said: "Tony did really well there.
In a previous age, he probably would have expected his wife, immediately after birth, to be out in a mountainside blizzard harvesting the caber crop, lassoing wild bagpipes and trampling oats in her bare feet for that evening's wee porridge feastie.
Some find it real hot and spicy," said Brenda Carvoof Harrisburg, who joined Van Epps at the Celtic Food trailer, located the toss of a caber (a long, heavy Scottish wooden pole) from the Celtic sporting events venue.
1 -- 2) Jim Hoerricks demonstrates the caber toss, above, Saturday at the Irish Fair in Woodley Park.
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These interests comprise: 100% of both Caber and Caber North base metal deposits and 50% interests in the surrounding property which, including the deposits area totals 218 claims (3,478 ha) and, 100% interest in 8 other claims (128 ha).
There is also the record for the most people tossing a caber simutaneously - set at 66 in Inverness last year.