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From Old Portuguese couce (compare Galician couce), from Latin calcem, accusative of calx.

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coice m (plural coices)

  1. a kick from a quadruped such as a horse, donkey or camel
    • 2011, Tony Crilly, Jorge Nuno Silva (translator), 50 Ideias de Matemática que precisa mesmo de saber, D. Quixoti, page 136:
      Quais são as probabilidades de x cavaleiros num ano receberem um coice fatal de um cavalo?
      What is the probability that x horsemen receive a deadly kick from a horse in a year?
  2. a strong kick with the sole or back of the foot
    • 1966, Affonso Henriques, Ascensão e queda de Getúlio Vargas, volume 3, Distribuidora Record, page 303:
      Sr. Otacílio Lopes, redator-chefe de um matutino de Salvador, recebeu um coice no peito, desferido por um dos capangas de Vargas, []
      Mr. Otacílio Lopes, editor-in-chief of a morning paper in Salvador, was kicked in the chest by one of Vargas’s lackeys, []
  3. (firearms) recoil (pushback from a fired firearm)
    Synonym: recuo
    • 2013, James Dashner, Magda Lopes (translator), Mazer Runner: ordem de extermínio, Vergara & Riba Editoras, page 27:
      As mãos saltaram com o coice da arma, mas ele avistou uma névoa vermelha, um esguicho de sangue no ar; []
      His hands jumped with the recoil, but he saw the red mist, a spray of blood in the air; []
  4. (figuratively) a curt, rude response; a snap
    Synonym: patada
    • 2000, John W. F. Dulles, Carlos Lacerda: a vida de um lutador, Editora Nova Fronteira, page 353:
      Lacerda reclamou que, em lugar de resposta ao seu estudo de 54 páginas, recebera um coice.
      Lacerda complained that, instead of a response to his 54 page study, he was met with a snap.

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