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A metal bolt or pin having a head on one end, inserted through aligned holes in the pieces to be joined and then hammered on the plain end so as to form a second head.
tr.v. riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing, riv·ets
1. To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
2. To hammer and bend or flatten the headless end of (a nail or bolt) so as to fasten something.
a. To fix the attention of (someone): The audience was riveted by the suspense.
b. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).

[Middle English, from Old French river, to attach.]

riv′et·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.riveter - a worker who inserts and hammers rivetsriveter - a worker who inserts and hammers rivets
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
2.riveter - a machine for driving rivets
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
مُبَرْشِم، ماكِنَة بَرْشَمَه
naglabyssa, hnoîari
nitárnitovací stroj


[ˈrɪvɪtəʳ] Nremachador(a) m/f


nNieter(in) m(f); (= tool)Nietmaschine f


[ˈrɪvɪtəʳ] n (machine) → rivettatrice f


(ˈrivit) noun
a sort of metal nail; a bolt for fastening plates of metal together eg when building the sides of a ship.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈriveted
1. to fasten with rivets. They riveted the sheets of metal together.
2. to fix firmly. He stood riveted to the spot with fear; His eyes were riveted on the television.
ˈriveter noun
References in classic literature ?
A golden speck, no larger than a pin-point, appeared on the rim, and by his manipulation of the riveter it returned to the bottom of tile pan.
I'll go with you, and we'll send the end riveters in first.
The end riveters had reached the bank and were dispersing among the tool-houses, and the second gang had picked up their tools and were starting toward the shore.
Rosie the Riveter has become a symbol of American women entering the workforce and breaking social taboos.
Rosie the Riveter impersonators lined the entrance to Embarcadero Park to welcome attendees to the NAPSLO 2015 Opening Reception, as did other performers like jugglers and musicians.
Alice Heiney, a Rosie the Riveter member from Cottage Grove, rang a Civil War-era bell in a ceremony at Central Lutheran Church on Memorial Day.
Steamie talk I was talking about Mrs Barbour and the play and we were all agreeing how we love strong women, when one of the girls chipped in how great it must have felt back then to be in those dance halls schmoozing with a marine like Rosie the Riveter.
Riveter today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, aimed at raising $35,000 in 35 days to support the employment and empowerment of military spouses.
One hundred manicurists from the Beauty Connection Spa dressed as Rosie the Riveter, a symbol of feminism and women's economic power and filed and polished thousands of nails at the Star Atrium, Dubai Mall from 2pm to 10pm.
Swiffer has pledged to pull a mop advertisement that references Rosie the Riveter after it sparked a backlash online from commenters and bloggers who called the ad sexist.
But unlike Rosie the Riveter, who could actually see the items she helped manufacture rolling off the assembly lines, few if any of the women of Oak Ridge knew how they were helping the war effort.
Clare Edge's grandfather, riveter Robert Stark Young, is sitting second from the right in the second row.