explosive rivet[ik′splō·siv ′riv·ət]
A rivet holding a charge of explosive material; when the charge is set off, the rivet expands to fit tightly in the hole.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A rivet having an explosive-filled, hollow shank; the rivet is inserted, then the shank is exploded by striking it with a hammer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.