Extreme physical exertion to the point of almost giving up. Derived from bike racing in the olden days when bike seats had rivets, and in an effort not to get dropped one would slide forward on the saddle to exert maximum pressure on the pedals so as to hang on the the amphetamine-loaded Belgian in front of you.
Person 1: So how'd you do?
Person 2: Dude, I was on the rivet for like an hour until I finally blew.
by scottsmack October 12, 2004
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Her brother is a mathlete, and she is on the president's list!
Wow...riveting...
by pliok November 5, 2009
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Meaning someone just was beat up by a Rivethead.
Be careful or you'll get riveted by that group of trenchcoat clad rivets over there.
by vv March 9, 2004
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Someone who rivets people and attention to a cause.
Etimology: Rosie the Riveter
Rosie was a riveter, but she was also a Riveter for feminism.
by LaedyRose June 7, 2015
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someone with messed up credit person who cant get a loan but still trys to knowing they never paid there mom back or anyone in life
that guy over there is a super rivet he will always be a rivet as long as ive known him he has been a rivet
by car guy chillilng July 6, 2009
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a word used to describe a newspaper article.
GOSH this article is so riveting! I LOVE newspapers.
by qwertyuiopmnbvcx April 17, 2013
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