Share this entry
Visqueen Syllabification: Vis·queen
Pronunciation: /ˈviskwēn/

Definition of Visqueen in English:


A durable polyethylene sheeting, used in various building applications and in the manufacture of waterproof household articles.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of Visqueen in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources