Definition of unrivet in US English:



[with object]rare
  • Undo, unfasten, or detach by the removal of rivets.

    • ‘The car stopped and I began to unrivet the rivets holding in the tire.’
    • ‘He unriveted the rear stays, shortened the beam and re-riveted the rear stays on at a radically different angle.’
    • ‘Why the heck would you care to unrivet the whole damn case and paint a bunch of spaces you will never see?’
    • ‘The spare disc is quite cheap if you buy it on its own, but then you have to unrivet the old one and bolt it on.’
    • ‘If the shaft breaks, another one cannot be introduced between the plates without unriveting the plates.’