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English definition of “rivet”

rivet

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

rivet

verb [T] uk   /ˈrɪv.ɪt/ us  
to fasten parts together with a rivet: Many parts of an aircraft are riveted together. be riveted to not be able to stop looking at something because it is so interesting or frightening: It was an amazing film - I was absolutely riveted. His eyes were riveted on the television. He pulled out a gun and I was riveted to the spot (= so frightened that I could not move).
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