What does RIVET mean?

Definitions for RIVET
ˈrɪv ɪtriv·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stud, rivetnoun

    ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

  2. rivetverb

    heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

  3. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetverb

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

  4. rivetverb

    fasten with a rivet or rivets

  5. rivetverb

    hold (someone's attention)

    "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Wiktionary

  1. rivetnoun

    A cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end.

  2. rivetnoun

    any fixed point or certain basis

  3. rivetnoun

    a light kind of footman's armour (back-formation from almain-rivet)

  4. rivetverb

    to attach or fasten parts by using rivets

  5. rivetverb

    to install rivets

  6. rivetverb

    to command the attention of.

  7. Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

Wikipedia

  1. Rivet

    A rivet is a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed, a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite to the head is called the tail. On installation, the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked (i.e., deformed), so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. In other words, the pounding or pulling creates a new "head" on the tail end by smashing the "tail" material flatter, resulting in a rivet that is roughly a dumbbell shape. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail. Because there is effectively a head on each end of an installed rivet, it can support tension loads. However, it is much more capable of supporting shear loads (loads perpendicular to the axis of the shaft). Fastenings used in traditional wooden boat building, such as copper nails and clinch bolts, work on the same principle as the rivet but were in use long before the term rivet was introduced and, where they are remembered, are usually classified among nails and bolts respectively.

ChatGPT

  1. rivet

    A rivet is a type of metal pin or bolt used to hold pieces of metal, leather, or other heavy materials together. It has a head on one end and is inserted through drilled or punched holes in the materials, then the other end is hammered or otherwise manipulated to create a second head, effectively creating a permanent joint between the materials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rivetnoun

    a metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends

  2. Rivetverb

    to fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron

  3. Rivetverb

    to spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head

  4. Rivetverb

    hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection

  5. Etymology: [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]

Wikidata

  1. Rivet

    Rivets are a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck-tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked, so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail. Because there is effectively a head on each end of an installed rivet, it can support tension loads; however, it is much more capable of supporting shear loads. Bolts and screws are better suited for tension applications. Fastenings used in traditional wooden boat building, like copper nails and clinch bolts, work on the same principle as the rivet but were in use long before the term rivet came about and, where they are remembered, are usually classified among the nails and bolts respectively.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rivet

    riv′et, n. bearded wheat.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rivet

    The roe of a fish. Also, a hinge-pin, or any piece of riveted work. The soft iron pin by which the ends of a cask hoop, or the plates of a boiler, &c., are secured by clinching.

Editors Contribution

  1. rivet

    Rivet (noun)a condition to fasten or attract someone attention.

    Rivet is a type focus on a thing or someone important.


    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RIVET

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rivet is ranked #15127 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rivet surname appeared 1,949 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Rivet.

    92.2% or 1,797 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 69 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 38 total occurrences were Black.
    1.1% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Anagrams for RIVET »

  1. Vitré

  2. trevi

  3. tirve

  4. tiver

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIVET in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RIVET in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of RIVET in a Sentence

  1. Randolph Bourne:

    We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

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