parkour

play
noun par·kour \pär-ˈku̇r, ˈpär-ˌku̇r\

Definition of parkour

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

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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


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