rivet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rivet" in British English

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rivetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrɪv.ɪt/
a ​metalpin used to ​fastenflatpieces of ​metal or other ​thickmaterials such as ​leather

rivetverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrɪv.ɪt/
to ​fastenparts together with a rivet: Many ​parts of an ​aircraft are riveted together.be riveted to not be ​able to ​stoplooking at something because it is so ​interesting or ​frightening: It was an ​amazingfilm - 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).
(Definition of rivet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rivet" in American English

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rivetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪv·ɪt/
a ​metalpin used to ​fasten together ​flatpieces of ​metal or other ​thickmaterials such as ​leather

rivetverb [T]

 us   /ˈrɪv·ɪt/
If something rivets someone, it ​attracts and ​keeps someone's ​attention: Her ​performance riveted the ​audience.
(Definition of rivet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rivet”
in Spanish remache…
in Vietnamese đinh tán…
in Malaysian rivet…
in Thai หมุดโลหะ…
in French rivet…
in German die Niete…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铆钉…
in Indonesian paku…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉚釘…
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