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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [key-ber]
    • /ˈkeɪ bər/
    • /ˈkeɪ.bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key-ber]
    • /ˈkeɪ bər/

Definitions of caber word

  • countable noun caber A caber is a long, heavy, wooden pole. It is thrown into the air as a test of strength in the traditional Scottish sport called 'tossing the caber'. 3
  • noun caber a heavy section of trimmed tree trunk thrown in competition at Highland games (tossing the caber) 3
  • noun caber a long, heavy pole thrown end over end in a Scottish Highland game to test muscular strength 3
  • noun caber a pole or beam, especially one thrown as a trial of strength. 1
  • noun caber A long, thick log held upright at one end and tossed in the Highland games. 1

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Origin of caber

First appearance:

before 1505
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1505-15, caber is from the Scots Gaelic word cabar pole

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Parts of speech for Caber


caber popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for caber

noun caber

  • log — Mathematics. logarithm.
  • beam — If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something.
  • poleReginald, 1500–58, English cardinal and last Roman Catholic archbishop of Canterbury.
  • stick — a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.

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