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English

Etymology

Old French rivet, from Medieval Dutch wriven, "to grind"

Pronunciation

Noun

rivet

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  1. (countable) a cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end

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Verb

Infinitive
to rivet

Third person singular
rivets

Simple past
riveted or rivetted

Past participle
-

Present participle
riveting or rivetting

to rivet (third-person singular simple present rivets, present participle riveting or rivetting, simple past and past participle riveted or rivetted)
  1. (transitive) to attach or fasten parts by using rivets
  2. (transitive) to install rivets
  3. (transitive) to command the attention of spectators

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