caber caber

Definition(s):

  • (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)

Usage(s):

  1. In years past, the answer might have been arrived at through caber-tossing or spitting for distance.
  2. They contended in throwing the caber, putting the stone.

News

  1. Scotch, Irish heritage hook for Clover’s annual Feis Cholbhair festival

    Festival includes traditional tossing the cabers as well as music and dancing.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Rock Hill Herald

  2. June 14-18: Scottish Festival, Swedish Days, Elgin Ribfest, Oswego Prairiefest, Old Canal Days, Art in Bloom

    Swedish Days returns, Elgin’s Brewfest gets a new name, cabers will be tossed and Blues will abound on the Fox River this weekend. Suburbanites will have their pick of festivals to attend over Father’s Day weekend and beyond. Scottish Festival and Highland Games Everyone is Scottish this weekend at the 27th annual Scottish Festival and Highland Games Friday and Saturday at Hamilton Lakes in ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Courier News

Quotes

  1. "It was kind of funny. I was thinking about it on the ice feeding him (Phaneuf) - I thought about Caber (McCabe) a bit," Kaberle said. "He's on the right side and Caber was, too. I think it's going to be a lot like that with Dion here. He's...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Tomas Kaberle Source: Toronto Star

  2. "Call yourself a bull," said Sid. "Well, stick that wet rag up your nostril. It's like asking a caber tosser for a match, you might get more than you bargained for."
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Sid Waddell Source: Irish Times

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