[pahr-koo r, -kawr, -kohr]
- 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.
Origin of parkour
2000-05; alteration of French parcours course, route < Medieval Latin percursus < Latin percurrere to run through < per- through + currere to run
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Contemporary Examples of parkour
They rollerblade, skateboard, perform beatbox and hip-hop, and do parkour.
Parkour is the art of getting from one place to another, on foot, as creatively as humanly possible.
- 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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