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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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