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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.]
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caber(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]
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a pole or beam, esp. one thrown as a trial of strength.
[1505–15; < Scottish Gaelic cabar pole]
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|Noun||1.||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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