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
As with that earlier book, he rivets the reader to a plot of jarring contradictions.
Looked at in closeup, it reveals a row of popped rivets, with one rivet still partially stuck in place.
Then the rivets were cut out similarly at the other point of contrary flexure and the joint opened.
For compression members the shearing area of rivets in butt-joints was made half the useful section of plate in compression.
In like manner the height KP of the conical head may be marked off on all rivets of the same diameter with conical heads.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
The boilers are of the Navy type, made throughout of Siemens-Martin steel plates, riveted with steel rivets, all holes drilled.
It is somewhat difficult to explain this ingenious arrangement in words, but Fig. 27 will show how the straps and rivets are set.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes