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Dictionary definition for: Rivet

1. (n) ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

2. (v) direct one''s attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

3. (n) heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

4. (v) fasten with a rivet or rivets

5. (v) hold (someone''s attention) "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

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