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rivet meaning and definition

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RIVET noun

Definition of rivet (noun)

  1. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
  2. 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

RIVET verb

Definition of rivet (verb)

  1. direct one's attention on something
  2. fasten with a rivet or rivets
  3. hold (someone's attention)
    • "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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