Meaning of rivet
Pronunciation: (riv'it), [key]
— n., v., -et•ed, -et•ing -et•ted, -et•ting.
- a metal pin for passing through holes in two or more plates or pieces to hold them together, usually made with a head at one end, the other end being hammered into a head after insertion.
- to fasten with a rivet or rivets.
- to hammer or spread out the end of (a pin, bolt, etc.) in order to form a head and secure something; clinch.
- to fasten or fix firmly.
- to hold (the eye, attention, etc.) firmly.
- rivet (Thesaurus)