A long heavy wooden pole tossed end over end as a demonstration of strength in Scottish highland games.
[Scottish Gaelic cabar, pole, beam, rafter, from Vulgar Latin *capriō, from Latin capra, she-goat; see CHEVRON.]
(click for a larger image)caber
caber toss competitor at the
St. Andrew's Society of
Detroit's Highland Games
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