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 rivettedtickle, fascinate, excite, captivate, please, delight, pique, entertain, charm, titillate, attract, enchant, rivet, prove, suggest, engage, commit, associate, embroil, require
Examples from the Web for rivetted
Historical Examples of rivetted
I tried to turn my eyes away from the scene, but they were rivetted on the spot.Old Jack
His eyes were rivetted upon it, and he could not remove them.The Phantom Ship
So close was his head that the two gleaming orbs seemed to be rivetted to us.The Great White Queen
William Le Queux
My eyes were rivetted upon the doctor's for fully a minute in silence.Pharaoh's Broker
By a repetition of vicious acts, evil habits have been formed within us, and have rivetted the fetters of sin.
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.