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noun as in bolt

noun as in fastener

Strongest matches

Weak match

verb as in absorb

verb as in affix

verb as in attach

verb as in bury

verb as in fix

Strongest match

verb as in grip

verb as in ogle

verb as in rubberneck

verb as in stare

verb as in transfix

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Example Sentences

Driving the gold-plated rivet into steel, Charles Hayden, Class of 1890, marked a new phase for New York City’s storied Waldorf Astoria hotel.

“In driving this rivet, I feel that I am driving home the fact that the tangible realization of a wonderful dream is underway,” Hayden said in the New York Times.

Unlike your snow boots, the Kindersleys are easy to dress up, what with their classy dark-brown leather, sharp-looking metal rivets, striped red laces, and pebbled outsoles.

It turned out really ugly—it ended up lumpy and the rivets were completely smashed, but I don’t regret doing it.

He looked at the thin sheet of metal ringed by rivet holes and he knew instantly what it was his wife had chanced upon.

The U.S. European Command relies primarily upon the RC-135 Rivet Joint to vacuum up electronic communications from Russia.

“Nonsense,” muttered Hawberk, searching on the floor for a fallen rivet.

Looked at in closeup, it reveals a row of popped rivets, with one rivet still partially stuck in place.

She came with an easy smile into the little group, and immediately her magnetic presence seemed to rivet all attention.

With medium or moderately hard steel all rivet holes should be drilled, or punched ⅛ in.

This process of forming the second head on the rivet is known as riveting, and may be done by hand-hammering or by a machine.

The conical head has a diameter twice and a height three quarters of the rivet diameter.

The greatest diameter of the pan head is about 1·6, and its height ·7 of the rivet diameter.


On this page you'll find 1173 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rivet, such as: fastener, latch, pipe, rod, spike, and bar.

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