verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
- rivet set,
- riviera beach
Origin of rivet
Examples from the Web for rivets
As with that earlier book, he rivets the reader to a plot of jarring contradictions.
They certainly do not act as the rivets of a plate girder, nor as the vertical rods of a Howe truss.Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design|Edward Godfrey
Figs. 41 and 42, here given, illustrate the behaviour of rivets under the two conditions.The Anatomy of Bridgework|William Henry Thorpe
The workmen made a great noise with their hammers, heading the rivets.Rollo in Scotland|Jacob Abbott
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
Word Origin for rivet
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.