ca·​ber | \ ˈkā-bər How to pronounce caber (audio) , ˈkä- How to pronounce caber (audio) \

Definition of caber

: pole especially : a young tree trunk used for tossing as a trial of strength in a Scottish sport

Examples of caber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Highland Games traditionally involve a selection of events including the tug-o-war and the caber toss, alongside Highland dance competitions, bagpiping, and track and field events. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Sep. 2018 In one, an enlarged Hello Kitty Pez dispenser is turned into a weapon, hurled at a baddie in the manner of an old-fashioned Scottish caber toss. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 3 July 2018 The Scottish American Society of Central Florida serves up pipes, drums, caber tossing and whiskey at this popular January event. A.d. Thompson,, 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of caber

1505, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caber

Scottish Gaelic cabar

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“Caber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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