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rivetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪv·ɪt/
a metal pin used to fasten together flat pieces of metal or other thick materials 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)







"rivet" in British English

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rivetnoun [C]

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

rivetverb [T]

uk   /ˈrɪv.ɪt/  us   /ˈrɪv.ɪt/
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).
(Definition of rivet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rivet”
in Vietnamese đinh tán…
in Spanish remache…
in Malaysian rivet…
in Thai หมุดโลหะ…
in French rivet…
in German die Niete…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鉚釘…
in Chinese (Simplified) 铆钉…
in Indonesian paku…
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