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English definition of “rivet”


noun [C]  /ˈrɪv·ɪt/ us  
a metal pin used to fasten together flat pieces of metal or other thick materials such as leather


verb [T]  /ˈrɪv·ɪt/ us  
If something rivets someone, it attracts and keeps someone's attention: Her performance riveted the audience.
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