[ ri-vi-ter ]
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  1. a person whose job it is to fasten things by means of rivets, or metal pins:In building the hull of an iron ship, the work previously done by one man is now divided up among platers, riveters, drillers, and so forth.

  2. a machine or tool designed to fasten things by means of rivets: I attached the rack with a pop riveter so that it can handle more weight than would be possible using the double-sided tape.

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How to use riveter in a sentence

  • But, after the first day or so, Mr. Soaping (name of the gentleman I'm telling you about) I know didn't hear the riveter at all.

    Turns about Town | Robert Cortes Holliday
  • 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
  • From an area in the rear, which was lighted by huge flood lights, came the staccato tattoo of a riveter.