rat guard

rat guard

[′rat ‚gärd]
(naval architecture)
A circular or conical metal shield placed on a mooring line to keep rats from boarding or leaving a vessel.
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Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Rat Guard At Air Force Station Phalodi.
SN Danielle Hopper paints a rat guard used for mooring lines aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).
Sailors aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) apply rat guards to mooring lines as the ship arrives at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for refueling and supplies.