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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With Love, Simon in the rearview mirror, the next big rom-com hits theaters this August. Kathryn Lindsay,, "The Rom-Com Renaissance Is Here Thanks To Netflix," 22 June 2018 Red shoelaces hung from both rearview mirrors, a symbol Roberts said is used by the Ku Klux Klan for intimidation and initiation into the organization. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan activist's truck vandalized with N-word, 'WITE PRIDE'," 19 June 2018 Looking in the rearview mirror, the last Republican president suddenly appears measured, compassionate, principled - in short, presidential. The Washington Post,, "Donald Trump may be best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush," 13 May 2018 With the Iran deal in the rearview mirror, the next major test for Trump’s team will be his negotiation with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Mark Lander,, "Clashing views on Iran reflect a new balance of power in the cabinet," 12 May 2018 With the Iran deal in the rearview mirror, the next major test for Mr. Trump’s team will be his negotiation with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. Mark Landler, New York Times, "Clashing Views on Iran Reflect a New Balance of Power in the Cabinet," 12 May 2018 USA TODAY Sports With spring practices in the rearview mirror, here’s how conference races are shaking out across the Football Bowl Subdivision with four months until the start of the season. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "College football's post-spring outlook: Favorite, dark horse, also-ran for each conference," 3 May 2018 Now that the game, the series and the season are in the rearview mirror (even if the sting is still felt in the present), the questions and decisions of a long offseason will now move to the forefront. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Heat's offseason begins. The Dolphins' is at its peak. Each has looming questions | Miami Herald," 25 Apr. 2018 With summer in the rearview mirror, your patience in waiting for the right deal is finally going to pay off. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "An Alexa-Connected Air Conditioner Is $200 Off Right Now," 10 Oct. 2017

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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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