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, "Queen Elizabeth Attends Church in Balmoral with Prince Charles and Princess Anne," 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, "Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp Has Stakes as Small as Its Superheroes But It’s Hard to Dislike," 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,, "Winter Springs/Tuscawilla Neighborhood Guide," 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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The first known use of caber was in 1505

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“Caber.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 17 January 2020.

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