wa·ter·slide | \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌslīd, ˈwä-\

Definition of waterslide 

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

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The Kansas waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated two years ago will be demolished later this year, officials announced Thursday. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Kansas water park to tear down slide 2 years after boy's beheading," 12 July 2018 For more adrenaline-pumping adventures, head to the 370-foot Black Hole waterslide that seems to defy the laws of physics. Alisha Prakash, USA TODAY, "10 Caribbean resorts with awesome water parks," 2 May 2018 The designer of a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated has been booked into a Kansas jail. Fox News, "Designer of waterslide where boy died returned to Kansas," 7 Apr. 2018 The designer of the Kansas waterslide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016 was taken into custody in Dallas Monday evening after arriving on a flight from China, the U.S. Marshals Service says. CBS News, "Waterslide designer detained over decapitation of 10-year-old boy," 3 Apr. 2018 Operators of the Verruckt waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, also knew that the raft Caleb Schwab and two women used during the deadly accident was prone to go faster and become airborne more than others. Margaret Stafford And John Hanna, chicagotribune.com, "Indictment in water park decapitation says slide was a 'deadly weapon' that injured others," 23 Mar. 2018 Jungle Jim’s River Safari Water Park 36944 Country Club Road, Rehoboth Beach; 302-227-8444; funatjunglejims.com Splash in the wave pool and slip away through a giant waterslide, then take a breather while floating down the Lazy River. Kit Waskom Pollard, baltimoresun.com, "Delaware beaches: 21 places to take the kids, from Lewes to Fenwick," 8 May 2018 In 2014, Guinness World Records named Verrückt the tallest waterslide. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "A boy was decapitated on a waterslide. The park knew the ride could kill people, officials say.," 25 Mar. 2018 Caleb Schwab was decapitated in August 2016 while riding the waterslide. CBS News, "Verruckt waterslide, where 10-year-old boy died in 2016, to come down, park says," 12 July 2018

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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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