Meaning of Visqueen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvɪskwiːn/


mass noun Trademark
  • Durable polyethylene sheeting, used in various building applications and in the manufacture of waterproof household articles.

    ‘The Second Defendant had not protected the roof against rainfall save to lay Visqueen over the surface of the roof secured by timber fillets.’
    • ‘Farmers and contractors are well acquainted with brand names such as Silotite (bale wrapping), Red Setter and Visqueen (silage covers).’


1940s from Visking, with humorous alteration of -king to -queen.