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 rivettingtickle, fascinate, excite, captivate, please, delight, pique, entertain, charm, titillate, attract, enchant, rivet, prove, suggest, engage, commit, associate, embroil, require
Examples from the Web for rivetting
Historical Examples of rivetting
Anything want grinding, rivetting or soldering, anything to mend?Ditte: Girl Alive!
Martin Andersen Nexo
He was rivetting a plate of copper on the hull of the Daisy.The Book of Missionary Heroes
My unfortunate misconception of painful facts may have been the means of rivetting those irons upon your limbs.Mark Hurdlestone
The large rings are much worn, and have been ingeniously repaired by rivetting a new piece to each.The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland
To see it is a matter of trifling difficulty, except on one particular day—that devoted to the rivetting of the chaine.
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.