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parcourse

[ pahr-kawrs, -kohrs ]

noun

  1. an outdoor exercise track or course, especially for joggers, equipped with a series of stations along the way where one is to stop and perform a specific exercise.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of parcourse1

First recorded in 1970–75; partial translation of French parcours “course, route, circuit,” Old French: loan translation of Medieval Latin, Late Latin percursus, noun derivative of percurrere “to run through, hasten through”; the English sense reflects French parcours du combattant “military obstacle course,” or a like phrase; per-, course

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