Rivet

What is Rivet ?

Rivet is (noun) a large metal pin which fastens metal plates together The workers were driving rivets into the metal sheets with huge hammers. (verb) 1. to fasten metal plates together Workmen riveted the sheets of metal together. 2. to attract the attention of someone The audience was riveted by his stories. He sat riveted to the TV set. Her eyes were riveted on the door, as if she expected someone to come in.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level