[shoot-th uh-shoot, shoot-uh-shoot]
- a ride or coaster, as at an amusement park or carnival, that provides thrills or excitement by moving passengers down steep dips and around sharp curves, especially one having a track that ends in water.Compare roller coaster.
- a steep or curving slide used for purposes of amusement.
- any ride, motion, or experience that produces a sensation of rapid or curving descent: an emotional chute-the-chute.
Origin of chute-the-chute
1890–95, Americanism; see chute1
chute the chute
or chute the chutes, shoot the chutes
- to ride or slide on, or as if on, a chute-the-chute.
Origin of chute the chute
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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