rivet

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Etymology[edit]

Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river (to fetter [a person]) (12th century), from rive (rim, edge) (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa (riverbank). Compare river, rival, ripuarian.

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rivet (plural rivets)

  1. A cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end.
  2. (figuratively) any fixed point or certain basis
  3. (obsolete) a light kind of footman's armour (back-formation from almain-rivet)

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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
      The furnishings and other contents of the room it was which riveted his attention. He examined many things minutely--strange tools and weapons, books, paper, clothing-- what little had withstood the ravages of time in the humid atmosphere of the jungle coast.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rivet m (plural rivets)

  1. rivet (mechanical fastener)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rīvet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of rīvō