rearview mirror

rear·​view mirror | \ ˈrir-ˌvyü- \

Definition of rearview mirror

: a mirror (as in an automobile) that gives a view of the area behind a vehicle

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Clean energy is approaching in natural gas’s rearview mirror, fast, always faster than anticipated. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy is catching up to natural gas," 8 Aug. 2018 The crew looked out the rearview mirror and saw a backpack lying on the ground. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Man dies from injuries after being hit by Phoenix Fire Department vehicle," 5 June 2018 The Owl Car Cam isn't obtrusive and doesn't get in the way of my driving view, whereas some other dash cams can peek out under the rearview mirror due to their bulky designs. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Owl Car Cam review: A data-connected dash cam for car lovers," 19 Apr. 2018 An unusual smell in your car can indicate a variety of problems, none of which can be fixed by hanging an air freshener over the rearview mirror. Alex Leanse, Popular Mechanics, "How to Diagnose Car Problems If You Don't Know Much About Cars," 23 Dec. 2016 The alleged ghost can be seen behind accessories dangling from the rearview mirror. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "An Ohio Teen Says He Took a Photo of a Ghost Boy in His Truck," 10 Oct. 2018 Now a long period of steady if not exceptional growth is in the rearview mirror, but voters are in revolt across much of the West. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, "Voters Rebel in Europe’s Big Three," 10 Dec. 2018 Sanders was in a grey/blue Volkswagen with no license plate and a handicap placard on the rearview mirror. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cudahy man with long criminal record led police on two car chases in May and was caught with a bag of drugs," 23 May 2018 Democrats can finally start breathing easier that Obamacare repeal is in the rearview mirror. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans will hold on to their Senate majority," 7 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of rearview mirror

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rearview mirror was in 1926

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English Language Learners Definition of rearview mirror

: a mirror in a vehicle that allows the driver to see what is behind the vehicle

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