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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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 With summer's humidity and profuse sweat in the rearview mirror, this month kicks off the perfect time to cozy up at home and add 10 new steps to your skin care routine. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "So Many Great Skin Care Brands Are on Sale Right Now," 5 Oct. 2018 With your birthday in the rearview mirror, Virgo season welcomes a different energy. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's September 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Aug. 2018 Margaritaville was in the rearview mirror, receding fast. Matthew Schneier, New York Times, "Troye Sivan Is a New Kind of Pop Star: Here, Queer and Used to It," 10 May 2018 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

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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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