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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.