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Definition of Rivet

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attach with rivets, fasten with rivets; engross, hold someone's attention, fascinate
metal bolt used to fasten two objects together
Rivet Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
  
(v. t.)
To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
  
(v. t.)
Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.
  
(n.)
A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends.
  
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rivet
\riv"et\ (?), n. [f., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. icel. rifa to fasten together. cf. reef part of a sail.] a metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends. with busy hammers closing rivets up.
rivet
joint, or


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 rivet line 
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gwrth-hoel = n. a plug; rivet
Gwrthben = n. counter head, rivet
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
(synonym) stud
(hypernym) decoration, ornament, ornamentation
2. heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
(hypernym) pin
(part-meronym) clinch

Verb
1. direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
(synonym) concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore
(hypernym) think, cogitate, cerebrate
(hyponym) steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
2. fasten with a rivet or rivets
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
3. hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
(hypernym) absorb, engross, engage, occupy
(verb-group) concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore
Rivet Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A metal pin used to hold two objects together. One end of the pin has a head and the other end must be set or peened over to create another head.
Rivet Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Rivets are a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck-tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail.

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Rivet Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A metal pin, or fastening, with both ends clenched, or peened over, often over washers and done while hot.
Rivet Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English - Klingon
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