Meaning of RIVET in English

RIVET

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

If you are ~ed by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely.

As a child I remember being ~ed by my grandfather’s appearance...

He was ~ed to the John Wayne movie...

The scar on her face had immediately ~ed their attention.

VERB: be V-ed, be V-ed to n, V n

2.

A ~ is a short metal pin with a flat head which is used to fasten flat pieces of metal together.

N-COUNT

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