riveter


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riv·et

 (rĭv′ĭt)
n.
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.
3.
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
Translations
مُبَرْشِم، ماكِنَة بَرْشَمَه
nýtařnýtovačka
nittemaskine
szegecselõgépszegecselõmunkás
naglabyssa, hnoîari
nitárnitovací stroj
perçinci

riveter

[ˈrɪvɪtəʳ] Nremachador(a) m/f

riveter

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

riveter

[ˈrɪvɪtəʳ] n (machine) → rivettatrice f

rivet

(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.
J Thomas, 19, warmer, of 44, Adeline Street | Fred Algar, 27, holder-up, of Corporation Road | Walter Roots, 33, labourer, of 99, Broadway | John Thomas Morris, 29, riveter, of 14, Alexander Street | Thomas Powell, 31, warmer, of 14, Romily Crescent | Harry Palgrave, 31, riveter, of 159, Clare Road | David Thomas, 17, warmer, of 11, Llanmaes Street | Archie Lewis, 18, warmer, of 52, Redlaver Street | Frederick J Haggerty, 20, warmer, of 15, Cambridge Street | David John Creek, 23, fitter, of 32, Major Road, Canton
| | Frederick Barnett, 18, warmer, of 77, Elin Street | George Davies, 17, warmer, of 74, Holmesdale Street | DJ Thomas, 19, warmer, of 44, Adeline Street | Fred Algar, 27, holder-up, of Corporation Road | Walter Roots, 33, labourer, of 99, Broadway | John Thomas Morris, 29, riveter, of 14, Alexander Street | |Thomas Powell, 31, warmer, of 14, Romily Crescent | Harry Palgrave, 31, riveter, of 159, Clare Road | David Thomas, 17, warmer, of 11, Llanmaes Street | Archie Lewis, 18, warmer, of 52, Redlaver Street | Fred J Haggerty, 20, warmer, of 15, Cambridge Street | David John Creek, 23, fitter, of 32, Major Road, Canton
J Thomas, 19, warmer, 44 Adeline Street | Fred Algar, 27, holder-up, Corporation Road | Walter Roots, 33, labourer, 99 Broadway | Thomas Morris, 29, riveter, 14 Alexander Street | Thomas Powell, 31, warmer, 14 Romily Crescent | Harry Palgrave, 31, riveter, 159 Clare Road | David Thomas, 17, warmer, 11 Llanmaes Street | Archie Lewis, 18, warmer, 52 Redlaver Street | Fred J Haggerty, 20, warmer, 15 Cambridge Street | David John Creek, 23, fitter, 32, Major Road, Canton
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