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 rivetted
By a repetition of vicious acts, evil habits have been formed within us, and have rivetted the fetters of sin.
The son's eyes were rivetted upon his father's face as the old man fell back, completely exhausted, upon his couch of rawhides.The Girl of the Golden West|David Belasco
So close was his head that the two gleaming orbs seemed to be rivetted to us.The Great White Queen|William Le Queux
One line of battery was rivetted with tin boxes, supposed to be empty powder cases.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
She'll learn to like me better, when I'm not a drag upon her, and she wears the chain I have rivetted, more lightly.The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens
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.