Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: rivet  ri-vit
  1. 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
  2. Ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault, shield or belt)
    - stud
Verb: rivet  ri-vit
  1. Hold attention and exert mental effort on something
    - concentrate, focus, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], pore, pore over
  2. Fasten with a rivet or rivets
  3. Hold (someone's attention)
    "The discovery of the skull riveted the palaeontologists"

Derived forms: riveted, riveting, rivets

Type of: absorb, cerebrate, cogitate, decoration, engage, engross, fasten, fix, occupy, ornament, ornamentation, pin, secure, think

Encyclopedia: Rivet, Paul