from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long heavy wooden pole tossed end over end as a demonstration of strength in Scottish highland games.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pole or beam, esp. one used in Gaelic games for tossing as a trial of strength.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pole; a rafter; a beam; a large stick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a heavy wooden pole (such as the trunk of a young fir) that is tossed as a test of strength (in the Highlands of northern Scotland)
When talking about objects (or people) fitting in some physical place, caber is always the verb to use.
_tinel_ -- huge bludgeon, beam, "caber" -- but he afterwards turns out to be Guibourc's, or rather Orable's, own brother.
For "The chair fits in my car" you use the verb "caber".
CABER TOSSING (Gaelic _cabar_, a pole or beam), a Scottish athletic exercise which consists in throwing a section of a trunk of a tree, called the "caber," in such a manner that it shall turn over in the air and fall on the ground with its small end pointing in the direction directly opposite to the "tosser."
Wheatley on Prayer-book.] [Footnote 8: The caber is a small tree, or beam, heavier at one end than the other.
a trial of strength, and a heavy rail having been brought down from the stackyard, the "caber" was tossed before an enthusiastic company.
You probably look down on caber-tossing too, ya wimps.
Soon, the Englishman who had tossed the caber was sparring with the dramatic critic, Hazard and Hall boxed in fantastic burlesque, then, gloves in hand, looked for the next appropriately matched couple.
An English writer beat him a dozen feet at tossing the caber.
I rode my wheel more, chiefly because it was permanently out of pawn; and I boxed and fenced, walked on my hands, jumped high and broad, put the shot and tossed the caber, and went swimming.
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