verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
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OTHER WORDS FROM rivetriv·et·er, nounriv·et·less, adjectiveun·riv·et·ed, adjectiveun·riv·et·ing, adjective
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It turned out really ugly—it ended up lumpy and the rivets were completely smashed, but I don’t regret doing it.Everything you need to know to start leatherworking|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 19, 2021|Popular Science
He looked at the thin sheet of metal ringed by rivet holes and he knew instantly what it was his wife had chanced upon.
The U.S. European Command relies primarily upon the RC-135 Rivet Joint to vacuum up electronic communications from Russia.Kerry: U.S. Taped Moscow’s Calls to Its Ukraine Spies|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Nonsense,” muttered Hawberk, searching on the floor for a fallen rivet.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Looked at in closeup, it reveals a row of popped rivets, with one rivet still partially stuck in place.
She came with an easy smile into the little group, and immediately her magnetic presence seemed to rivet all attention.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
With medium or moderately hard steel all rivet holes should be drilled, or punched ⅛ in.
This process of forming the second head on the rivet is known as riveting, and may be done by hand-hammering or by a machine.
The conical head has a diameter twice and a height three quarters of the rivet diameter.
The greatest diameter of the pan head is about 1·6, and its height ·7 of the rivet diameter.