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ca·ber

 (kā′bər)
n.
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.]
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caber

(ˈkeɪbə; Scottish ˈkebər)
n
(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]
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ca•ber

(ˈkeɪ bər)

n.
a pole or beam, esp. one thrown as a trial of strength.
[1505–15; < Scottish Gaelic cabar pole]
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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
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Translations

caber

[keɪbəʳ] N (Scot) → tronco m
see toss B2 HIGHLAND GAMES
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caber

n (Scot) → Pfahl m, → Stamm m ? toss
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25, including the famous caber toss, and live dog shows Oct.
Other events included the stone throw (similar to tossing a shot) and caber toss. Regarding the latter, think of flipping a telephone pole end over end.
Matt Schenck of Springfield was shown the finer points of the stone throw (similar to tossing a shot put) and the caber toss. When it comes to the caber, think of flipping a telephone pole end over end.
AIRS & GRACES: Caber Toss event dates from the 16th century; TRADITION: Highlands bagpiper; PULLING POWER: Battle of the Clans
"Some of our main attractions are the traditional Highland sports, such as the tug o' war and the caber toss, but there are lots of other displays."
There are competitions of strength (the caber toss), agility (Highland dancing), silliness (haggis eating) and more this weekend at Hamilton Lakes, I-290 and Thorndale Avenue, Itasca.
60m sprint High jump Highland fling Caber toss Tug-o-war Stage performance