as its tutelary divinity. River herring (Zoöl.), an alewife. River hog. (Zoöl.) (a) Any species
of African wild hogs of the genus Potamochrus. They frequent wet places along the rivers. (b) The
capybara. River horse (Zoöl.), the hippopotamus. River jack (Zoöl.), an African puff adder
(Clotho nasicornis) having a spine on the nose. River limpet (Zoöl.), a fresh-water, air-breathing
mollusk of the genus Ancylus, having a limpet-shaped shell. River pirate (Zoöl.), the pike. River
snail (Zoöl.), any species of fresh-water gastropods of Paludina, Melontho, and allied genera. See
Pond snail, under Pond. River tortoise (Zoöl.), any one of numerous fresh-water tortoises inhabiting
rivers, especially those of the genus Trionyx and allied genera. See Trionyx.
(Riv"er) v. i. To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl. [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Riv"ered) a. Supplied with rivers; as, a well rivered country.
(Riv"er*et) n. A rivulet. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Riv"er*hood) n. The quality or state of being a river. "Useful riverhood." H. Miller.
(Riv"er*ling) n. A rivulet. [R.] Sylvester.
(Riv"er*side`) n. The side or bank of a river.
(Riv"er*y) a. Having rivers; as, a rivery country. Drayton.
(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.
With busy hammers closing rivets up.Shak. Rivet joint, or Riveted joint, a joint between two or more pieces secured by rivets.
(Riv"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveted; p. pr. & vb. n. Riveting.]
1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to
form a sort of head.
3. Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.
Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye powers!Congreve.
Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed.Sir W. Scott.
(Riv"et*er) n. One who rivets.
1. The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating
2. The whole set of rivets, collectively. Tomlinsin.
Butt riveting, riveting in which 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. Chain riveting, riveting in which the rivets,
in two or more rows along the seam, are set one behind the other. Crossed riveting, riveting in