par·​kour | \ pär-ˈku̇r How to pronounce parkour (audio) , ˈpär-ˌku̇r \

Definition of parkour

: the sport of traversing environmental obstacles by running, climbing, or leaping rapidly and efficiently

Examples of parkour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another perk of the camp is is that there are multiple options offered in one location (mountain biking, BMX, scootering, parkour, and multi-sport). Kim Westerman, Forbes, 31 July 2022 And that takes me back to that parkour event at Sloss Furnaces on Sunday afternoon, to that family, and those spectators, who would become more than that. John Archibald |, al, 17 July 2022 According to Studio71, the company has more than doubled organic engagement on Facebook for several creators in 2022, including pro parkour team Storror and lifestyle creator Domo Wilson. Todd Spangler, Variety, 24 June 2022 Ruslan was a fan of parkour, the sport of running over and around obstacles. Isabel Coles, WSJ, 16 May 2022 In addition to wall-to-wall trampoline action, Sky Zone offers guests a parkour area, ultimate dodgeball, a ninja warrior course, a foam pit and the opportunity to slam dunk basketballs, according to the Sky Zone Phoenix website. Amaris Encinas, The Arizona Republic, 17 June 2022 Between this show and The Book of Boba Fett, someone on the Star Wars TV stunt team is really into parkour. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 27 May 2022 As a result, the city is a battlefield for young players of parkour-like competitions. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2022 On Sunday, the Grease star, 68, shared an impressive video on Instagram of his 11-year-old son Benjamin practicing his parkour skills at an indoor adventure gym. Georgia Slater,, 25 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of parkour

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parkour

French, alteration of parcours course, route, from Medieval Latin percursus, from Latin percurrere to run through, from per- + currere to run

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6 Aug 2022

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“Parkour.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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