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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.
Riveter, the company that Bradley and Cameron Cruse co-founded in Dahlonega, Georgia, where they were living with their Army Rangers husbands and families.
has acquired the assets of Ohio-based aerospace-grade riveter manufacturer Numatx, Inc.
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8, El Cerrito: Rosies Forever: The Rosie the Riveter Trust's Annual Benefit Dinner.
Rosie the Riveter: Rosie the Riveter just requires a denim shirt, a bandana and a smile.
As a 33-year member of the Yankee Air Museum, I read the Rosie the Riveter item ["MI News," January/February 2016] with great interest.
workforce during the war, according to Yvonne Fassold, a Eugene resident and former national president of the American Rosie the Riveter Association.
The Rosie the Riveter memorial in Richmond, California, honors women workers who helped win World War II by taking over when men left to fight.