This feature is designed to spark your interest in researching the world of capoeira's vocabulary, history, and philosophy.

Our Capoeira Wiki-Word series invites you to research the word of the week and post your definition(s) and translations. At the end of each week, the entries will be reviewed and then summarized into a translation and a definition of the Capoeira Wiki-Word of the week.

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Literally translated from Portuguese to English, "parafuso" means screw, like you use with a screwdriver to build things.

However in capoeira, "parafuso" means something else entirely.  Some people will also refer to this movement/kick/attack as "armada martelo" as well.