meaning of caber

caber meaning in General Dictionary

A pole or ray esp one found in Gaelic games for throwing as an endeavor of energy

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  • a heavy wood pole (like the trunk area of a young fir) which thrown as a test of strength (when you look at the Highlands of north Scotland)
  • A-pole or ray found in Scottish games for throwing as a trial of strength.

caber meaning in Etymology Dictionary

pole utilized in housebuilding, specially as an object tossed inside Highland games, 1510s, from Gaelic cabar "pole, spar," cognate with Irish cabar "lath," Welsh ceibr "beam, rafter."