rearview mirror

rear·​view mirror | \ ˈrir-ˌvyü- How to pronounce rearview mirror (audio) \

Definition of rearview mirror

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

Examples of rearview mirror in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just like that the University of Minnesota’s 16-year draft drought was in the rearview mirror. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "After ending Gophers' draft drought, Daniel Oturu gets excited about teaming with Amir Coffey in the NBA," 20 Nov. 2020 By the time the novel coronavirus is in the rearview mirror, riders could be encountering a new type of e-scooter, one that picks up safety tools from modern cars. Washington Post, "E-scooters are getting computer vision to curb pedestrian collisions," 19 Nov. 2020 The pull of childhood comforts is especially strong for young Americans today, with coronavirus cases climbing, a contentious presidential election just barely in the rearview mirror and an upcoming holiday season mired in travel restrictions. Lena Wilson, New York Times, "‘Harry Potter’ and the Prisoners of Quarantine," 17 Nov. 2020 Dear Supportive: True understanding most often appears in the rearview mirror. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: In-laws secretly clean couple’s get-away cabin, leaving woman frustrated," 11 Nov. 2020 With the election in the rearview mirror, leaders on Capitol Hill are back to discussing another economic aid package. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Will another $1,200 stimulus check ever come? Here’s what we know," 11 Nov. 2020 Dear Supportive: True understanding most often appears in the rearview mirror. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Cottage deep clean uncovers relationship mess," 11 Nov. 2020 Merging into light traffic at more than 100 mph, the Nissan's big rear spoiler quivers in the rearview mirror. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Still Feels Special," 10 Nov. 2020 Stock futures had already been higher with the uncertainty of the election mostly in the rearview mirror. David Goldman, CNN, "Dow futures soar 1,200 points after Pfizer says its Covid-19 vaccine is 90% effective," 9 Nov. 2020

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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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28 Nov 2020

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“Rearview mirror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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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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