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 rivetting
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
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.