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

Examples of waterslide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Orange Circuit judge ruled a New York tourist who broke his neck on a Volcano Bay waterslide last year can seek punitive damages in his lawsuit against Universal Orlando. Gabrielle Russon, orlandosentinel.com, "Tourist injured on Universal Orlando water slide can seek punitive damages, judge decides," 14 Sep. 2020 There is, among other things, a two-lane go-kart track, a 180-foot waterslide leading to a lake, 26 houses, two lakefront beaches, miles of trails and even antique carriage tours led by former Budweiser Clydesdale horses. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A Virginia Estate Near Trump Winery Looks to Yield $75 Million," 26 Aug. 2020 Rescue crews were unable to save a man who reportedly broke into a waterpark and became stuck in a pipe supporting a large waterslide. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Arizona man dies after getting stuck in support pipe for slide at water park," 18 Aug. 2020 Masks will be available at theme park front gates, but won’t be required on waterslides, water attractions or in pools. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "Six Flags Over Texas sets June 18 opening, with Hurricane Harbor launching the next day," 4 June 2020 Centered around a massive outdoor pool and waterslide, the villa also has a private spa (with a steam and sauna room), a gym, and a study. Katie Lockhart, Travel + Leisure, "9 Incredible Private Villas in the Maldives That Hardly Seem Real," 26 Apr. 2020 The contemporary Mediterranean mansion sits behind gates with a guesthouse and a $1-million infinity-edge swimming pool complete with dual waterslides and a baja deck. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property newsletter: The for-sale signs keep on coming," 25 Apr. 2020 Amenities include a Disney spa, fitness center, pools, waterslides and a kids' clubhouse. Gary Dinges, USA TODAY, "Aulani, Disney's sprawling Hawaii resort, to shutter amid coronavirus concerns," 22 Mar. 2020 Built in 2009, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, was recently revamped with features like a karaoke club, an escape room and three waterslides. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "Spring Break: Where to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck," 25 Feb. 2020

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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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26 Sep 2020

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“Waterslide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterslide. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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