Definition of refresher in English:



  • 1[usually as modifier] An activity that refreshes one's skills or knowledge.

    ‘candidates take some refresher training before coming back’
    • ‘A refresher night for anyone who has completed a Parenting Course will be held shortly.’
    • ‘It is designed to prevent a similar accident in future and it includes a refresher programme.’
    • ‘There are exercises, refresher drills and firing practice on the ranges nearer the border.’
    • ‘I've read Benjamin before, but maybe its time to give myself a focused refresher.’
    • ‘The course consists of a graduate and refresher programme on bartending, a corporate appreciation programme, and an amateur appreciation programme.’
    • ‘Orla and Rhona can organise refresher lessons in the resort.’
    • ‘And last but not least, I was just put through a refresher training course and we had handbooks to follow along with.’
    • ‘Health visitors allocated to this method attended refresher workshops to ensure that they felt comfortable with what would be considered normal language development in children of this age group.’
    • ‘Last week in Palm Beach County, Florida, he took three refresher flights at an aviation school, despite initially saying he wanted 100 hours of tuition.’
    • ‘It will also be an ideal refresher for the more seasoned believer.’
    • ‘It can also help those that are returning to motorcycling after a long break who may need a refresher.’
    • ‘With lessons now costing about £20 for an hour session, Mr Conway added that many candidates were unable to pay for refresher lessons.’
    • ‘In anticipation of spring, which we know is a particularly stressful season for many of you, here's a brief refresher about keeping your stress in check.’
    • ‘It may be a useful refresher for recently-trained first-aiders.’
    • ‘Most of the steps you can take are just plain common sense, but follow the links below for a quick refresher.’
    • ‘Shortlisted vehicles will be announced in early November and the members of the Irish Motoring Writers Association will have a final chance to test-drive contending vehicles at a refresher day before final judging takes place.’
    • ‘This section is intended to give a brief refresher on what really happens when one applies a data transformation.’
    • ‘The focus this year is again very much on active teaching methods, with the training providing a refresher on skills used throughout the first year as well as introducing some new concepts to the teachers.’
    • ‘I am also supposed to buy my main Physics textbook and read the first five chapters and do some refresher Maths test online before I go.’
    • ‘Her substantive and entertaining synopsis of classical references to Druids should serve both as an introduction to laymen and a useful refresher for Celticists.’
  • 2British Law
    An extra fee payable to counsel in a prolonged case.

    ‘the enhanced refresher for the retrial’
    • ‘And there is a further matter of a refresher, which I will deal with in turn.’
    • ‘When Hameed Nazham eventually pleaded guilty Mr Latham was satisfied that it was because he wanted to and he had no recollection of anything ever have been said about refreshers.’
    • ‘His refresher was £875 for the second day, and this would not be appropriate, is that right?’
    • ‘Graduated Fee payment is an amalgam of what would have been a basic fee and refreshers and, on that basis, I consider that counsel's interpretation of the Regulation is to be preferred.’
    • ‘The refreshers were also reduced from £1250 per day to £625 per day.’