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RIV'ET, verb transitive [Heb. to drive.]

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

2. To clinch; as, to rivet a pin or bolt.

3. To fasten firmly; to make firm, strong or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.

RIV'ET, noun a pin of iron or other metal with a head, driven through a piece of timber or metal, and the point bent or spread and beat down fast, to prevent its being drawn out; or a pin or bolt clinched at both ends.