rivet and riveting

   A rivet is a short metal pin or bolt having a head on one end, inserted through aligned holes in two pieces of metal to be joined and then hammered on the narrow end so as to flatten it, forming a second head. Or, as with the kind shown here (commonly available in various sizes at hardware stores), a specialized tool is used to insert the rivet and pull out the pin, widening the end on the far side of the join. Riveting then is a method of joining pieces of metal (often sheets) using rivets. Also see steel sheet gauges.

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  • Riveting — Rivet Riv et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riveted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Riveting}.] 1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron. [1913 Webster] 2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rivet — Riv et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Riveted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Riveting}.] 1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron. [1913 Webster] 2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Riveting machines — Impact riveting machine Radial riveting machine Riveting machines a …   Wikipedia

  • Rivet — A rivet is a mechanical fastener. Before it is installed it consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a pre drilled hole. Then the tail …   Wikipedia

  • Rivet gun — A rivet gun is a type of tool used to drive rivets. Nearly all rivet guns are pneumatically powered. The rivet gun is used on the manufactured head side of the rivet and a bucking bar is used on the buck tail side of the rivet. Those rivet guns… …   Wikipedia

  • Riveting — Riv et*ing, n. 1. The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole set of rivets, collectively. Tomlinsin. [1913 Webster] {Butt riveting}, riveting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rivet — riveter, n. rivetless, adj. /riv it/, n., v., riveted, riveting or (esp. Brit.) rivetted, rivetting. n. 1. a metal pin for passing through holes in two or more plates or pieces to hold them together, usually made with a head at one end, the other …   Universalium

  • rivet — /ˈrɪvət / (say rivuht) noun 1. a metal pin or bolt for passing through holes in two or more plates or pieces to hold them together, usually made with a head at one end, the other end being hammered into a head after insertion. –verb (t) (riveted …   Australian English dictionary

  • rivet — [[t]rɪ̱vɪt[/t]] rivets, riveting, riveted 1) VERB If you are riveted by something, it fascinates you and holds your interest completely. [be V ed] As a child I remember being riveted by my grandfather s appearance... [be V ed to n] He was riveted …   English dictionary

  • Butt riveting — Riveting Riv et*ing, n. 1. The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole set of rivets, collectively. Tomlinsin. [1913 Webster] {Butt riveting},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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