verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
Origin of rivet
Related Words for riveterauger, punch, implement, bit, gimlet, trephine, trepan, borer, awl, wimble, corkscrew, jackhammer, dibble, countersink
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Contemporary Examples of riveter
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
November 23, 2014
They had put up a vintage Rosie the Riveter “Can Do” sign, but he figured they could still use a hand.Heroism in the Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy
November 6, 2012
Women could finally stop being Rosie the Riveter; men could stop living in Hooverville tents.Grandma-in-Chief
Patricia J. Williams
November 26, 2008
Historical Examples of riveter
Beyond the hill I cud hear the surf pounding like a riveter in a boiler.
The riveter and his mates occasionally practise the ludicrous.
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 normal order of promotion is from labourer to puller-up, from puller-up to riveter, and thence to the position of chargeman.
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
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
Word Origin for rivet
1800, agent noun from rivet (v.).
c.1400, from Old French rivet "nail, rivet," from Old French river "to clench, fix, fasten," possibly from Middle Dutch wriven "turn, grind," related to rive (v.). The English word may be directly from Middle Dutch.