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Rivet Counter

One who criticises accuracy based on the slightest flaw, e.g. "no, no, no that's totally inaccurate – the turret on that tank had 32 vertical rivets on each plate, yours clearly has only 31".

The term was originally associated with railroad modelling.

See also bricole.

Original definition 27 April 2011 4:11 PM by Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP.

Last revised 15 December 2014 7:10 AM by MajorB.