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)
Scottish Gaelic cabar, pole, beam, rafter, from Vulgar Latin *capriō, from Latin capra, she-goat; see chevron.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)