parkour

parkour

[pahr-koor, -kawr, -kohr]
noun
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.

Origin:
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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parkour (ˈpɑːkˌɔː)
 
n
Also called: free running the sport or activity of running through urban areas while performing various gymnastic manoeuvres over or on man-made obstacles such as walls and buildings
 
[C20: from French parcour, used by the creators of the activity to mean `obstacle course']

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