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
It may be attached to the iron of the armature, either by soldering, by rivetting, or by means of two small screws.Electric Bells and All About Them|S. R. Bottone
To see it is a matter of trifling difficulty, except on one particular day—that devoted to the rivetting of the chaine.
It was a big thing: water-tank, grindstone, a table for rivetting, a little anvil and a big wheel—all built upon a barrow.Ditte: Girl Alive!|Martin Andersen Nexo
Thus Scotland, England and Wales, would have mutually assisted in rivetting the fetters of each other.Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Vol, II (of II)|John D. Carrick
My unfortunate misconception of painful facts may have been the means of rivetting those irons upon your limbs.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie