Definitions of rivet

  1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
  2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
  3. To secure with, or as with, such a bolt; to clinch; make firm or secure; as, to rivet friendship.
  4. To fasten with a rivet: to make firm or immovable:- pr. p. riveting; pa. t. and pa. p. riveted.
  5. To fasten with rivets; fasten by spreading the point.
  6. To fasten with or as with a rivet.
  7. fasten with a rivet or rivets
  8. hold ( someone's attention); " The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
  9. A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends.
  10. To fasten firmly; to clinch; to make firm or immovable.
  11. heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
  12. A short metal bolt with a head on one end. Used to fasten together two or more pieces of wood, metal, etc., by passing it through holes and forming a head on the plain end by hammering.
  13. Riveter.
  14. A bolt of metal fastened by being hammered at both ends.
  15. Pin or bolt fastened by hammering out the end.
  16. A short soft metal bolt, having a head on one end, used to join objects, as metal plates, by passing it through holes and forming a new head by hammering on its headless end.
  17. A metal pin inserted into a hole pierced through two plates overlapping each other, and hammered broad at both ends in order to fasten the plates firmly together.