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Definition of Rosie the Riveter from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Rosie the Riveter

 
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the name used in the US to refer to any American woman who worked in factories to help the war effort during World War II. A riveter fixes sheets of metal together with thick metal pins. The name was used as the title of a popular song, and a real riveter, called Rose Monroe, was chosen for a famous poster (= large printed notice) which showed a woman worker saying, ‘We can do it!’