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caber

[key-ber] /ˈkeɪ bər/
noun, Scot.
1.
a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Scots Gaelic cabar pole
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caber

/ˈkeɪbə; Scottish ˈkebər/
noun
1.
(Scot) a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber)
Word Origin
C16: from Gaelic cabar pole
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Word Origin and History for caber
n.

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."

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