Definition of rivet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɪvɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪvɪt//
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a metal pin that is used to fasten two pieces of leather, metal, etc. together See related entries: Materials and properties Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from river ‘fix, clinch’, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rivet

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