A piece of metal with rivets.
- The definition of a rivet is a metal bolt that is hammered to secure pieces together.
An example of a rivet is a metal piece for securing two pieces of metal together.
- Rivet is defined as to secure things together, especially with a hammer.
An example of to rivet is to hammer a metal pin through two pieces of metal to to join them together.
- a metal bolt or pin with a head on one end, used to fasten plates or beams together by passing it through holes in them and then hammering down the plain end into a head so as to lock it in place
- a similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
Origin of rivetMiddle English ryvette from Middle French rivet from river, to clinch from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- to fasten with a rivet or rivets
- to hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
- to fasten or secure firmly
- to fix or hold (the eyes, attention, etc.) firmly
transitive verbriv·et·ed, riv·et·ing, riv·ets
- To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
- To hammer and bend or flatten the headless end of (a nail or bolt) so as to fasten something.
- a. To fix the attention of (someone): The audience was riveted by the suspense.b. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).
Origin of rivetMiddle English from Old French river to attach
(third-person singular simple present rivets, present participle riveting or rivetting, simple past and past participle riveted or rivetted)
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