[Fr., from Scand., to fasten.] A pin or bolt of metal passed through two flat pieces of metal, wood, etc., and fastening them together by its being hammered flat at both ends.-Butt riv~ eting. The ends or edges of plates form a butt joint, and are fastened together by being riveted to a narrow strip which covers the joint. Lap-riveting. The ends or edges of plates overlap, and are riveted together.-Chain-riveting. The rivets in two or more rows are set behind each other.