An example of parkour is how a criminal runs through a park and clears tables, walls and other structures with ease in an action movie chase scene.
Origin of parkourFrench, from respelling of parcours, course (as in parcours du combattant, obstacle course (literally, “combatant's course”)), from Old French, right to drive animals in an area, route, from Medieval Latin percursus, from past participle of Latin percurrere, to run through, rove; see percurrent.
(third-person singular simple present parkours, present participle parkouring, simple past and past participle parkoured)
- (intransitive) To freerun; to use parkour (to move over).
From French parkour, altered spelling of parcours.