parkour

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English[edit]

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Animation of a monkey vault, a basic parkour technique.

Etymology[edit]

From French parkour, altered spelling of parcours.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parkour (uncountable)

  1. An athletic discipline, in which practitioners traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, and which commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, and other similar physical movements.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

parkour (third-person singular simple present parkours, present participle parkouring, simple past and past participle parkoured)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To freerun; to use parkour (to move over).
    • 2008 March 24, quoting Tim Bennison, “Prototype [preview][1], Xbox 360: 
      It's about running at 100mph through the world, then parkouring up an exploding cube van that's 100ft in the air, bouncing off it and hitting the wall and keeping on going.
    • 2009 October 19, Stephen Davies, Hacking Timbuktu, Andersen Press, ISBN 9781842708842, OL 24091744M, ch. 24:
      They had parkoured seven roofs, clambered down a mango tree, and crossed over the bridge in the back of a donkey cart, unnoticed even by the driver.
    • 2013 March 25, Aaron Lindberg, “Death Defying Photos Of Mustang Wanted”, Fstoppers:
      The daring Ukrainian can be found on his website dangling off of tall buildings with one hand, scaling bridges and parkouring through urban landscapes in search of a personal thrill.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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Synonyms[edit]


French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Respelling of parcours (route, course), ultimately from Latin.

Noun[edit]

parkour m (uncountable)

  1. Free running, parkour.

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

parkour m (uncountable)

  1. parkour