Translation of caber in Spanish:


tronco, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑbər//ˈkeɪbər//ˈkeɪbə/


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    (in Scotland)
    tronco masculine
    tossing the caber lanzamiento del tronco masculine
    • The big difference between this and all the other Highland Games is that spectators get to participate - meek office-types, and even their husbands, can toss the caber with the big boys.
    • Four disciplines were involved in this Austro-Scots sporting mishmash: tossing the caber, tug-o-war, beer-lifting and egg throwing.
    • This is a land of festivals, more than any other, whether it means tossing cabers, weighing marrows or staging opera in country houses.
    • He triggers devastating explosions with bombs, pulverises solid boulders with a whopping great hammer, lifts up massive great marble pillars and lobs them like cabers, and is well nifty with both sword and bow.
    • They threw huge stones, tossed cabers and hurled heavy objects over high bars.
    • The caber is almost vertical in mid-air and will shortly fall the correct way, that is to the left, meaning that this was a valid toss
    • The former typically involves large men in loud tartan tossing the caber, throwing the hammer and putting the stone, while the latter includes athletic track and field events.
    • So dedicated was he that a caber was brought to town giving the Games authenticity.
    • What most people associate with ‘Scottishness’ - tartan kilts, whisky, bagpipes and tossing the caber - are traditions descended from the Gaelic Highlands.
    • They originated from the practice of clan members meeting regularly to test their physical prowess in preparation for battle - but no-one is sure who invented tossing the caber.
    • She had approached the men sporting with the cabers and asked them to show her how, naturally they didn't and told her that this was men's work.
    • I could see a log flip upwards, tumbling end over end to hit the ground and cartwheel to a standstill like a caber.
    • However, both events were understandably modified for sportshall use with the caber being something akin to a large rolled-up ‘carpet’, although it was made of cardboard instead.
    • Through the summer, you'll barely turn a corner without seeing a Highland Games, with the skirl of the bagpipes, tug-o'-war, races and what they quaintly call heavy events’ - throwing lumps of metal and tossing the caber.
    • But if it's true that Scotsmen wear nothing under the kilt, make sure you don't turn any cartwheels or toss your caber in the playground.
    • The event organiser, a man from Mourne Highland Games, also demonstrated tossing the caber and even managed to persuade a few people to have a go at this popular Scottish sport.
    • When important decisions need to be taken, instead of having the rigmarole of members voting, simply toss a coin - or even a caber to decide the outcome.
    • The various Highland Games abound with ethnic foods, Gaelic music, Highland dancing, and sheepdog trials, plus numerous track and field events, including tossing the caber, where a large log is heaved to a twelve o'clock position.
    • Like all true Scots, I hate haggis, kilts and cabers.
    • Tossing the caber and sheaf pitching are other crowd-pleasers.