Definition of refresher in English:



  • 1A thing that refreshes, in particular.

    1. 1.1[usually as modifier]An activity that revises or updates one's skills or knowledge.
      ‘candidates take some refresher training before coming back’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘With lessons now costing about £20 for an hour session, Mr Conway added that many candidates were unable to pay for refresher lessons.’
      • ‘It may be a useful refresher for recently-trained first-aiders.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The course consists of a graduate and refresher programme on bartending, a corporate appreciation programme, and an amateur appreciation programme.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I've read Benjamin before, but maybe its time to give myself a focused refresher.’
      • ‘It is designed to prevent a similar accident in future and it includes a refresher programme.’
      • ‘Her substantive and entertaining synopsis of classical references to Druids should serve both as an introduction to laymen and a useful refresher for Celticists.’
      • ‘It can also help those that are returning to motorcycling after a long break who may need a refresher.’
      • ‘A refresher night for anyone who has completed a Parenting Course will be held shortly.’
      • ‘It will also be an ideal refresher for the more seasoned believer.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There are exercises, refresher drills and firing practice on the ranges nearer the border.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Most of the steps you can take are just plain common sense, but follow the links below for a quick refresher.’
      • ‘This section is intended to give a brief refresher on what really happens when one applies a data transformation.’
    2. 1.2dated A drink.
      • ‘A summer refresher for very little money makes this a decent barbecue buy.’
      • ‘Beginning to despair now of ever finding this apocryphal loveliness we mulled over then declined the idea of a quick refresher in the invitingly named Suicide Bar and instead headed through the Old Park area to Tigers Bay.’
      • ‘Nothing more yet, but I guess they've all gone down the pub for a refresher.’
      • ‘Having sold my vote to the highest bidder I popped into the Pub for a quick refresher and ran into The Good Colonel.’
      • ‘His company was out for field training one evening with the local lieutenant and when, having done fairly well, the company was halted at a roadside hostelry for a refresher, the men were told to put their rifles down and take it easy.’