caber

caber

[key-ber]
noun Scot.
a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength.

Origin:
1505–15; < Scots Gaelic cabar pole

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caber (ˈkeɪbə, Scottish ˈkebər)
 
n
(Scot) a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber)
 
[C16: from Gaelic cabar pole]

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caber
pole used in housebuilding, especially as an object tossed in the Highland games, 1510s, from Gael. cabar "pole, spar," cognate with Irish cabar "lath," Welsh ceibr "beam, rafter."
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