caber

noun
ca·​ber | \ˈkā-bər, ˈkä- \

Definition of caber 

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

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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, OrlandoSentinel.com, "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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