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caber


noun Scot.

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

noun

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

pole used in housebuilding, especially as an object tossed in the Highland games, 1510s, from Gaelic cabar “pole, spar,” cognate with Irish cabar “lath,” Welsh ceibr “beam, rafter.”

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