A shield against rain or spray on a ship's bridge.

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HOOD

A shield placed over a radarscope, to eliminate extraneous ligh

INSTRUMENT SHELTER

A cage or screen in which a thermometer and sometimes other instrument are placed to shield them from the direct rays of the sun and from other conditions that would interfere with registration of true conditions. It is usually a small wooden structure with louvered sides.

EYE GUARD

A guard or shield on an eyepiece of an optical system, to protect the eye from stray light, wind, etc., and to maintain proper eye distance. Also called EYE SHIELD, EYE SHADE, SHADE.

BREAKWATER

Plates fitted on a forward weather deck to form a V-shaped shield against water that is shipped over the bow

SHIELD

A metal housing around an electrical or magnetic element to eliminate or reduce the effect of its electric or magnetic field, or to reduce the effect of an exterior field on the element.

SNAP RING

A removable ring used to axially position a bearing or outer ring in a housing. Also used as a means of fastening a shield or seal in a bearing.

UMBRELLA

The cone-shaped shield at the top of the funnel.

BARRICADE SHIELD

A type of movable shield made of a material designed to absorb ionizing radiation, for protection from radiation.

FARADAY SCREEN

Electrostatic shield composed of wire mesh or a series of parallel wires, usually connected at one end to another conductor which is grounded. Also known as Faraday cage.

GOBO

1. A panel used to shield a television camera lens from direct light. 2. [ENG ACOUS] A sound-absorbing shield used with a microphone to block unwanted sounds.

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