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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)

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Into extra time and Macdonald slotted another penalty after Cabers keeper Ewen Pilcher, who was superb, threw his stick at an opponent and was booked.
There are a few traditions at the core of the Highland Games, such as the tossing the caber event, and other heavyweight contests.
The caber is just short of six metres tall, lifted, balanced and completely flipped by the competitor.
A THIEF has stolen a 15ft-long caber from under the noses of highland games organisers.
CLASH: Craig Morrison of Cabers tussles with Andy Mackintosh of Newtonmore
The new caber is 18ft and weighs about 100lbs - a foot longer and at least eight pounds heavier.
Kevin Bartlett, who was a Camanachd Cup winner with Lovat in 2015, is the only Cabers player to have played in a semi-final.
HIGHLAND GAMES RULES 1 Keep your kilt on 2 No lightweight cabers 3 No swearing 4 Don't grab hair or private parts
Cabers lost 5-4 at Spean Bridge on May 18 but slammed Lochaber 8-1 at home on June 8 with hat tricks for Craig Morrison and Kevin Bartlett.
Cabers are a good side, but hopefully we can raise our game to match them and hope we can take our chances."
But games secretary Gerry Reynolds reckons the crook must have been a seven-stone weakling because he left five heavier mens' cabers in the water untouched.
Cabers are in the second relegation spot with two points, one fewer than Lochaber, though the Strathpeffer men have played two games fewer.
Around 300 kids, aged from five to 17, took part in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, over the weekend, tossing foam cabers and throwing rubber hammers.
Shannon said: "Actually, I've got a couple of friends who have cabers in their backyard, so I get in my practice in thanks to them."
Then one day the office rang me up and suggested I might like to go and toss a caber at a Highland Gathering.