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rivet

riv·et

rivet

 
pronunciation:
rI viht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a metal bolt that pins metal plates or other objects together.
The steel bridge is held together with rivets.The pockets on those jeans are sewn and then strengthened with brass rivets.
similar words:
bolt, brad, nail, peg, pin, spike
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: riveted, riveting, rivets
definition 1: to fasten with a rivet or rivets.
The worker riveted a connecting plate to the beam.
synonyms:
bolt, nail, pin
similar words:
affix, attach, bind, bond, fasten, fix, grip, join, moor, secure
definition 2: to attract and hold firmly.
The burning building across the street riveted our attention.
synonyms:
absorb, arrest, fix, grip
similar words:
attract, engross, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, fasten, hold, interest, intrigue, magnetize, possess
derivation: riveter (n.)
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