rearview mirror

noun
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

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Bastoni has attached a rearview mirror to his backpack that helps him avoid bumping into objects along his way. Washington Post, "Indonesian walking 700 kilometers backward to save forests," 24 Aug. 2019 Other high-tech upgrades include a newly optional digital rearview mirror that instantly transitions from a reflective material to a high-definition video feed to display a 50-degree view behind the vehicle. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Adds Style and a Hybrid Model," 21 May 2019 If the novel, as Stendhal famously said, is a mirror moving along a roadway, a short story might be said to be a glimpse in a rearview mirror, small and intense in concentration, capturing what is fleeting, finite. The New York Review of Books, "Joyce Carol Oates," 9 May 2019 Quinones seemed calm and expressionless during the chase, sometimes glancing in the rearview mirror. CBS News, "Minnesota man Brian J. Quinones killed in police shooting after live-streaming chase," 8 Sep. 2019 The challenge for Malzahn’s team now is to compartmentalize everything, put that win in the rearview mirror and try to improve off what was an uneven performance against the Ducks in all three aspects of the game. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Gus Malzahn, Auburn have healthy respect for Tulane, aren’t looking past Green Wave," 5 Sep. 2019 With eight hours of climbing in the rearview mirror, only a single belay pitch stood between her and solid ground. Heather Balogh Rochfort, The Know, "Why women-only adventure travel is surging," 31 Aug. 2019 The Jewish identity of the characters is omnipresent, especially in shots that include mezuzahs, menorahs and even the hamsa symbol, which dangles from the rearview mirror of the Hazans’ delivery truck. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, "Netflix show ‘Family Business’ is a French-Jewish version of ‘Breaking Bad’," 10 July 2019 Although terrorism is no less of a threat now, especially in London, the Troubles seem almost quaintly historic when framed in the rearview mirror of history. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Lieutenant of Inishmore': Theater Review," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of rearview mirror

1926, in the meaning defined above

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rearview mirror

noun

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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