Two solid rivets.



  • A cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end.
  • Any fixed point or certain basis.
  • A light kind of footman's armour.



  • From Old French rivet (13th century), from the verb Old French river ("to fetter [a person]") (12th century), from Old French rive ("rim, edge") (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa ("riverbank"). Compare river, rival, riparian.
  • The sense "kind of footman's armour" is a which in turn is derived from the English noun.

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