[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.
- parkman, francis,
- parks, rosa,
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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Examples from the Web for 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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