wa·​ter·​slide | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌslīd How to pronounce waterslide (audio) , ˈwä-\

Definition of waterslide

: a continuously wetted chute (as at an amusement park) down which people slide into a pool

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Jonas is seen in other photos eating sushi and riding a bike, and even sliding down a waterslide into the water below. Fox News, "Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas enjoy honeymoon in Maldives," 16 July 2019 Bryce, the younger child, slid down a waterslide into the deep end of a neighbor's pool. Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati child's drowning in Myrtle Beach underscores racial disparity in pool deaths," 10 June 2019 The order prohibits the department from operating the waterslide until the problem is fixed. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Summer bummer: Lapeer water slide ordered closed for safety violation," 8 July 2019 Choose between wild waterslides or more low-key activities like bobbing in the wave pool and floating down the lazy river. Kristi Valentini, Woman's Day, "These Summer Vacation Spots Are the Hidden Gems of the Midwest," 25 June 2019 Because waterslides, a lazy river and rushing surfing waves aren’t just fun for the kids, The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center is opening its doors after hours exclusively to adults. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Kids out, beer and wine in during these adult nights at Carmel Waterpark," 7 June 2019 He was decapitated while riding the 17-story Verruckt waterslide, which was billed as the world's tallest and has been shut down since his death. CBS News, "Kansas inspection alleges 11 violations at water park where 10-year-old boy died," 22 May 2018 Activities there include a waterslide, inflatable water attractions, pools, splash pads, miniature golf and a beach. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 The kid-friendly cruise line—hello, waterslides, round-the-clock pizza, and self-serve ice cream—will introduce Carnival Mardi Gras in 2020 with two additional firsts at sea: a roller coaster and an Emeril Lagasse restaurant serving Cajun favorites. National Geographic, "These adventure cruises are fun for the whole family," 25 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of waterslide

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of waterslide was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of waterslide

: a large slide usually at an amusement park that has water running down it and that is used for sliding down into a swimming pool

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to make a temporary encampment

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