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parkour

[pahr-koo r, -kawr, -kohr] /pɑrˈkʊər, -ˈkɔr, -ˈkoʊr/
noun
1.
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
2000-2005
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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British Dictionary definitions for parkour

parkour

/ˈpɑːkˌɔː/
noun
1.
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 Also called free running
Word Origin
C20: from French parcour, used by the creators of the activity to mean `obstacle course'
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