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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There’s a three-tiered waterfall and a 30-foot waterslide. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Haircuts and Fake Celebrity News Led R.L. Stine to Literary Success," 14 Aug. 2018 The lovely Jardins de l'Europe and festive esplanade both give way to a sandy bay fringed with old-timey paddle boats, some of which are topped with individual waterslides. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 An all-inclusive vacation is never complete without waterslides, tubes and a lazy river on over 500,000 square feet of pools. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 The stairway off the veranda was sometimes even converted into a waterslide for the younger royals. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 The main house has an elevator, multiple patios, a 3-story rock waterfall and a swimming pool with a 40-foot-long underground waterslide that was inspired by the family’s many trips to Disneyland, Mr. Lynch said. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Investor Peter Lynch Auctions Arizona Golf Home After Listing Struggles," 31 Oct. 2018 The hotel, which opened in 2007, offers a hot breakfast buffet, included with your room rate, plus access to an indoor pool with a large hot tub and an outdoor pool with a waterslide. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "This Hotel Celebrates Christmas All Year Round Because Holiday Miracles Are Real," 19 Oct. 2018 Schwab, from the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, is better known than most legislators because his 10-year-old son, Caleb, died in August 2016 while riding a giant waterslide at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas. John Hanna, The Seattle Times, "Kobach legacy on voter ID laws at issue in other Kansas race," 8 Oct. 2018 Prince Philip rushing down the waterslide on the Royal Yacht, and Princess Anne scrubbing the deck. 6. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "6 Things We Learned About Queen Elizabeth in Queen of the World," 2 Oct. 2018

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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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