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 With 2021 officially in the rearview mirror, GLAAD is ready to celebrate the LGBTQ media that helped people get through yet another year. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 19 Jan. 2022 With the 2021 season officially in the rearview mirror, the Louisville football team is back at work. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 14 Jan. 2022 The degree to which the holiday reporting delay has warped the weekly case average won’t become clear until New Year’s is further in the rearview mirror. Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2022 Now, with holiday tournaments in the rearview mirror, the picture of the state’s top teams has crystallized. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2022 In a poll that finds the nation's familiar fractures over politics and COVID-19, there is overwhelming unity about one thing: Nearly everyone is glad to see 2021 in the rearview mirror. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2022 Radical innovation is needed to put America in the driver’s seat and China in the rearview mirror. WSJ, 30 Dec. 2021 That escapist approach—putting Covid in the rearview mirror—may be essential for storytellers. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 29 Dec. 2021 Christmas may be in the rearview mirror but now the country is moving into a post-holiday tradition: returning all those unwanted holiday gifts. CBS News, 27 Dec. 2021

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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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21 Jan 2022

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“Rearview mirror.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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