Caber



a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength.
Historical Examples

Old English Sports Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Count Bunker J. Storer Clouston
Mr. Punch in the Highlands Various
Reminiscences of the Great Mutiny 1857-59 William Forbes-Mitchell
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.) Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various
Handbook of Summer Athletic Sports Various
In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

noun
(Scot) a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber)
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