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rivet

riv·et

rivet

 
 
pronunciation:
rI viht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a metal pin that has a head at one end and is hammered flat at the other end after the shank has been passed through holes in the metal plates or other objects to be pinned together.
similar words:
bolt, brad, nail, peg, pin, spike
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: riveted, riveting, rivets
definition 1: to fasten or attach with, or as if with, a rivet or rivets.
synonyms:
bolt, clinch, nail, pin
similar words:
affix, attach, bind, bond, fasten, fix, grip, join, moor, secure
definition 2: to attract and hold (a person's gaze, attention, interest, or the like) or hold the gaze, attention, or the like of (a person).
synonyms:
absorb, arrest, fix, grip
similar words:
attract, engross, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, fasten, hold, interest, intrigue, magnetize, mesmerize, possess, transfix
derivation: riveter (n.)
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