explosive rivet


a rivet for driving into an inaccessible area, containing an explosive charge detonated after driving to expand the shank on the far side of the hole.

Nearby words

  1. explosion shot,
  2. explosion welding,
  3. explosive,
  4. explosive d,
  5. explosive forming,
  6. explosive welding,
  7. expo,
  8. exponent,
  9. exponential,
  10. exponential curve

Origin of explosive rivet

First recorded in 1945–50

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