Definition of Caber

1. Noun. 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).

Generic synonyms: Pole



Definition of Caber

1. n. A pole or beam used in Scottish games for tossing as a trial of strength.

2. n. A pole or beam, esp. one used in Gaelic games for tossing as a trial of strength.

Definition of Caber

1. Noun. A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games. ¹

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Definition of Caber

1. a heavy pole thrown as a trial of strength [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caber

cabbalists
cabbed
cabbeling
cabbesse
cabbie
cabbies
cabbin
cabbing
cabbler
cabblers
cabbling
cabby
cabdriver
cabdrivers
cabdriving
caber (current term)
cabergoline
cabernet
cabernets
cabers
cabestro
cabestros
cabezon
cabezone
cabezones
cabezons
cabiai
cabiais
cabildo
cabildos

Literary usage of Caber

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1. The Combined Spanish Method: A Practical and Theoretical System for Learning by Alberto de Tornos (1915)
"caber, to be capable of containing, &c.—This verb is employed in different manners in ... No caber de pies. Á mi me cupo en suerte venir á la América. ..."

2. England from a Back-window: With Views of Scotland and Ireland by James Montgomery Bailey (1878)
"THROWING THE caber. /T~*HERE was to be an exhibition by a district athletic J_ society, in the little village of Tomintoul, while I was in Elgin; and, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"Amongst these events peculiarly Scottish, Tossing the caber ... A "caber" in the Gaelic is a straight rod or wand. So a " caber ..."

4. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1876)
"(By S. TEBAY, BA)—" Tossing the caber." This Highland game, as performed before the Queen at Braemar, consists in throwing a heavy piece of tapering timber ..."

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