verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
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Origin of rivet
OTHER WORDS FROM rivetriv·et·er, nounriv·et·less, adjectiveun·riv·et·ed, adjectiveun·riv·et·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rivet
She agrees to be their Rosie the Riveter under one condition: they save Peeta.‘Mockingjay’s’ Mastermind: Francis Lawrence on the Book vs. Movie, ISIS Parallels, and More|Marlow Stern|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had put up a vintage Rosie the Riveter “Can Do” sign, but he figured they could still use a hand.
Women could finally stop being Rosie the Riveter; men could stop living in Hooverville tents.
Beyond the hill I cud hear the surf pounding like a riveter in a boiler.The Boy Scouts Book of Stories|Various
He took refuge behind Sutton the riveter, whose gun had made such noise that he had heard none of the clamor.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
His place and function are now, for the most part, occupied by the cutter and the clicker, the riveter and the machine-girl.Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers|William Edward Winks
The riveter is peculiarly useful for ship and bridge-building work where it is impossible to apply an hydraulic tool.The Romance of Modern Mechanism|Archibald Williams
The riveter and his mates occasionally practise the ludicrous.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams