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Log tossed in competition
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Alternative clues for the word caber
Scots toss it
Pole tossed in competition
Pole tossed by Scots
Pole tossed in a Scottish competition
A heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of Scotland)
Pole in a Gaelic game
Gaelic game pole
Pole used in Scottish games
Pole in a Scottish sport
Tree trunk in a Scottish sport
Pole for tossing
Word definitions for caber in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ We tarried awhile to watch Messrs Anderson and Rowe perform doughty deeds with caber and shot on a pleasant summers day.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Caber \Ca"ber\ (k[=a]"b[~e]r), n. [Gael. cabar.] A pole or beam, esp. one used in Gaelic games for tossing as a trial of strength.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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."
Word definitions in WordNet
n : a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)
Word definitions in Wikipedia
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Usage examples of caber.
Foyle hurled Sigurd Magsman up into the air like an ancient Scotsman tossing the caber.
He came from the far north and at the Highland games he used to array himself in kilt and sporran and throw cabers around like matchsticks.
John McCabe was a strapping Scotsman with arms like cabers and a look that would frighten even the fiercest dog.
There had been no opportunity to clean himself up after Lucius and Cabera had restitched and rebandaged his wounds.
Soon, the Englishman who had tossed the caber was sparring with the dramatic critic, Hazard and Hall boxed in fantastic burlesque, then, gloves in hand, looked for the next appropriately matched couple.
He would have Cabera look at it back on Accipiter, but he didn't think it was broken.