explosive rivet

explosive rivet

[ik′splō·siv ′riv·ət]
(engineering)
A rivet holding a charge of explosive material; when the charge is set off, the rivet expands to fit tightly in the hole.

explosive rivet

A rivet having an explosive-filled, hollow shank; the rivet is inserted, then the shank is exploded by striking it with a hammer.
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