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 468-39902-08
And while Pender was debating whether the slaughter of the pigs was a cunny action of the rats, he almost passed out when he saw one the giant rat guard decapitating Wittaker's body and bringing it as an offering for one of his masters:
Limited Tenders are invited for Purchase Of Rat Guard
SN Danielle Hopper paints a rat guard used for mooring lines aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).