Definition of parkour
: the sport of traversing environmental obstacles by running, climbing, or leaping rapidly and efficiently
Recent Examples of parkour from the Web
The foundation also donated $250,000 to add public art, a parkour (urban obstacle) course, landscaping and other features to the areas next to the sidewalks along 15th and 16th streets.
Time to get your parkour on: a demo for first-person jumper Mirror’s Edge shows up today on the PlayStation Network, and tomorrow on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
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Origin and Etymology of parkour
French, alteration of parcours course, route, from Medieval Latin percursus, from Latin percurrere to run through, from per- + currere to run
First Known Use: 2002
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