rivet NOUN a short metal pin or bolt for holding together two metal plates, its headless end being beaten out or pressed down when in place.
VERB (riveted, riveting) 1) join or fasten with a rivet or rivets. 2) (usu. be riveted) completely engross. 3) (usu. be riveted) direct (one's eyes or attention) intently.
DERIVATIVES riveter noun.
ORIGIN Old French, from river 'fix, clinch' .

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