1. (length of wood)
Para construir la caseta del perro necesitamos varios maderos y clavos.We need several pieces of timber and some nails to build the dog's kennel.
En caso de huracán habrá que clavar unos maderos en las ventanas.If there's hurricane we'll have to nail some timbers over the windows.
2. (slang) (cop) (Spain)
a. pig (pejorative)
Me pillaron los maderos y me metieron en el calabozo.I was caught by the pigs and they put me in jail.
El madero se hizo a la mar con el viento más favorable que podrían haber esperado.The ship set sail with as favourable a wind as they could wish for.
a. (piece of) timber o
b. lumber (United States)
2. (muy fam) (Spain)
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