[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.

Nearby words

  1. parkinsonian,
  2. parkinsonism,
  3. parkland,
  4. parkman,
  5. parkman, francis,
  6. parks,
  7. parks, rosa,
  8. parkville,
  9. parkway,
  10. parky

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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for parkour



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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