[ pahr-koo r, -kawr, -kohr ]
/ pɑrˈkʊər, -ˈkɔr, -ˈkoʊr /


the sport of moving along a route, typically in a city, trying to get around or through various obstacles in the quickest and most efficient manner possible, as by jumping, climbing, or running: his amazing parkour skills.


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Origin of parkour

2000-05; alteration of French parcours course, route < Medieval Latin percursus < Latin percurrere to run through < per- through + currere to run Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for parkour

/ (ˈpɑːkˌɔː) /


the sport or activity of running through urban areas while performing various gymnastic manoeuvres over or on man-made obstacles such as walls and buildingsAlso called: free running

Word Origin for parkour

C20: from French parcour, used by the creators of the activity to mean `obstacle course'
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