A roughly trimmed tree trunk used in the Scottish Highland sport of tossing the caber. This involves holding the caber upright and running forward to toss it so that it lands on the opposite end.
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- This is a land of festivals, more than any other, whether it means tossing cabers, weighing marrows or staging opera in country houses.
- She had approached the men sporting with the cabers and asked them to show her how, naturally they didn't and told her that this was men's work.
- The big difference between this and all the other Highland Games is that spectators get to participate - meek office-types, and even their husbands, can toss the caber with the big boys.
early 16th century: from Scottish Gaelic cabar 'pole'.