tossing the caber


tossing the caber

a Scottish athletic event consisting in throwing a "caber," a straight, approximately 17-foot- (5-metre-) long log (from which the bark has been removed) so that it turns over in the air and falls on the ground with its small end pointing directly opposite the tosser. See Highland Games.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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