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rivet +‎ -head, from the use of rivets in industrial manufacture.


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rivethead (plural rivetheads)

  1. (slang) An aficionado of industrial music.
    • 2004, Nancy Kilpatrick, The Goth Bible:
      [] self-described rivethead Ebony Joseph []
    • 2005, Anne Thomas Soffee, Nerd Girl Rocks Paradise City:
      Much to the shock of my rivethead friends, I plan to make the first stop on my pilgrimage in Athens, Georgia, of all places. Athens, home of REM, Pylon, and enough paisley shirts and pegged pants to fill every overpriced thrift store in Georgia []
    • 2007, Raven Digitalis, Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture:
      The "rivet" in the rivethead title comes from the metal bolts of the same name, which are used in the industrial construction of architecture.