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 end being hammered into a head after insertion. verb (used with object), riveted, riveting or (especially British) rivetted, rivetting.
2. to fasten with a rivet or rivets.
3. to hammer or spread out the end of (a pin, bolt, etc.) in order to form a head and secure something; clinch.
4. to fasten or fix firmly.
5. to hold (the eye, attention
"places can be riveting for markets."
"performances can be riveting."
"squads can be riveting."
"testimonies can be riveting."
"sessions can be riveting."
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