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 for Rivet joint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rivet \Riv"et\, n. [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa
     to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]
     A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or
     pieces of material together, by passing it through them and
     then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall
     spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or
     clinched at both ends.
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           With busy hammers closing rivets up. --Shak.
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     Rivet joint, or Riveted joint, a joint between two or
        more pieces secured by rivets.
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