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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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 NE Tuffly Pool Two waterslides and a kiddie pool, Swimwise program. Houston Chronicle, "Dip into Houston swimming pools," 10 May 2018 Henry co-owns Schlitterbahn Water Parks and Resorts and is charged with murder in the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab, who died on a waterslide when his raft went airborne and hit an overhead loop. Fox News, "Owner of waterpark where boy died probed over home dispute," 7 Apr. 2018 Investigators say the company knew the waterslide was unsafe and could result in injuries and deaths, but still rushed to open it to the public. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "A boy was decapitated on a waterslide. The park knew the ride could kill people, officials say.," 25 Mar. 2018 The father of 10-year-old Kansas boy Caleb Schwab, who was decapitated two years ago while riding the world’s tallest waterslide, says his family supports recent charges in the case. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, "Decapitated 10-Year-Old Boy's Father Speaks Out After Charges in His Waterslide Death," 29 Mar. 2018 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

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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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