Definition for RIV'ET

RIV'ET, v.t. [It. ribadire; Port. rebitar. These are compounds of a verb with re for a prefix. The Spanish has roblar. The French river, and Arm. riva or rinva, would seem to be the Heb. רוב, 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. – Moxon.
  3. To fasten firmly; to make firm, strong or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection. – Atterbury. Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye pow'rs. – Congreve.

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