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Definition of the noun rivet

What does rivet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rivets

  1. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: pin = a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
    • part: clinch = the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Alternative definition of the noun rivet


  1. A cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end.
  2. [figuratively] any fixed point or certain basis
  3. [obsolete] a light kind of footman's armour (back-formation from almain-rivet)

Definition of the verb rivet

What does rivet mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: riveted / rivetted (less preferred form) | riveting / rivetting (less preferred form) | rivets

  1. direct one's attention on something
  2. fasten with a rivet or rivets
  3. hold (someone's attention)
    • example: The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: absorb / engage / engross / occupy = consume all of one's attention or time

Alternative definition of the verb rivet


  1. [transitive] to attach or fasten parts by using rivets
  2. [transitive] to install rivets
  3. [transitive] to command the attention of.


Rivet is a shareware application for Mac OS X 10.5, developed by Cynical Peak Software. It was first released on April 12, 2008. The Little App Factory purchased Rivet in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Phrases with Rivet

Phrases starting with the word Rivet:

  1. rivet line
  2. Rivet Wheat
  3. Rivet Counter

Phrases ending with the word Rivet:

  1. Pop Rivet
  2. Almain-Rivet

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rivet

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Google previewThe Repair of Vehicle Bodies, 6th ed (2013)

by Andrew Livesey, A Robinson

The sealed rivet is a fastener of high shear and tensile strength and vibration resistance.

The LSR rivet is a range of aluminium rivets designed to offer two particular advantages in joining soft friable or brittle materials.

Google previewDesign of Steel Structures, 2e

by K S Sairam

A rivet is a ductile steel pin with a manufactured head at one end and a straight portion known as shank (Figure 2.1(a)). Riveting is the process of the driving of rivets into the holes made in the metal parts so that the metal parts are inseparable.

Google previewTake a Paddle (2004)

Finger Lakes New York Quiet Water for Canoes & Kayaks by Rich Freeman, Sue Freeman

West Rivet is a lazy stteam, even in spting. You can paddle in any ditection you choose. One option is to put in at Sunnyside Road and paddle ...

Google preview14 Fun Facts About the Eiffel Tower: A 15-Minute Book

Educational Version by Caitlind L. Alexander

A rivet is a metal pin that has a head at one end. The other end is hammered into a head with a hole in it, after it has gone through the iron. There are over two and a half million rivets holding together the Eiffel Tower! It took 300 workers over ...

Google previewCloisonné Enameling and Jewelry Making (2012)

by Felicia Liban, Louise Mitchell

Cold metal techniques include making rivets, using bolts and screws, nailing, gluing, and the various methods of cutting and shaping metal sheet and wire. Rivets A rivet is a small wire rod or thin tube that is inserted into holes drilled in the two ...

Google previewMelbourne Beach and Indialantic (1999)

by Frank J. Thomas

The Indian Rivet is a btackish, saltwatet lagoon fotmed millenniums ago. It had always heen cleat, although duting the tainy season amhet watets would flow ftom the land, tinted by tannins ftom mangtoves, buttonwoods, pines, and oaks.

Google previewKnow Your Home Furnishings (2016)

by Virginia Hencken Elsasser, Julia Sharp

A rivet is a thick pin or bolt with a flat head at one end. It may be solid or tubular and may be driven hot or cold, depending on the metal. It is passed through a hole in each of the metals that are to be joined. A second head is made by beating or ...

Google previewNuts & Bolts (2015)

Industrial Jewelry in the Steampunk Style by Marthe Le Van

cm Fine silver, nylon and steel cord, magnets; roller printed, hand fabricated, soldered Photos by Kevin Montague Riveting A rivet is a piece of wire or tube.

Google previewVermont Covered Bridges (2004)

by Joseph D. Conwill

The Lamoille Rivet is the majot watetcoutse of its namesake county. Geotge Washington Holmes and othet local buildets had a liking fot the Butt ttuss, and the queenpost was widely used fot shottet spans. Buildets in Ftanklin County, such as ...

Google previewStructure for Architects (2012)

A Primer by Ramsey Dabby, Ashwani Bedi

The rivet is brought to a white heat and inserted. A rivet is a cylindrical steel shank with a formed head on one side Figure A2.22 Rivets.

Google previewDK Eyewitness Books: Technology (1999)

by Roger Bridgman

A rivet is a piece of metal like a screw with a head but no thread. It is placed in a hole drilled through two parts to be joined, and then its plain end is hammered flat from the other side to lock the parts together. This is what holds the skin of The ...

Google previewAsiaSim 2007 (2007)

Asia Simulation Conference 2007, Seoul, Korea, October 10-12, 2007, Proceedings by Jin Woo Park, Tag-Gon Kim, Yun-Bae Kim

Intersection rivet is a device which is located in the middle of the intersection to notify the drivers the existence of intersection. It is useful when the vision of the driver is bad especially at night. Our system detects the existence of pedestrians ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases (2003)

by Eric Partridge

watch out for the golden rivet is a homosexual c.p. that has developed from Go and find (or look for) the golden rivet, 'an order given to a Merchant Navy ...

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

poop—s and stanchions raised quarter deck—s and stanchions » » flat of— Rider-plate Rivet » countersunk—» diameter of— » flush head— »—head »— hole stanchions navire en bois). Garde-corps de passerelle. Garde-corps du gaillard ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Air Intelligence (2009)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

RIVET AMBER. U.S. Air Force codename for a series of signals intelligence collection missions flown outside Soviet airspace during the Cold War to monitor air defense emissions. On 5 June 1969, the sole RC-135E, specially converted with a ...

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Usage statistics about rivet

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Quotes about Rivet


By a flower—By a letter—
By a nimble love—
If I weld the Rivet faster—
Final fast—above—

Never mind my breathless Anvil!
Never mind Repose!
Never mind the sooty faces
Tugging at the Forge! (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of R1I1V4E1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of RIVET

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