re·​fresh·​er | \ ri-ˈfre-shər How to pronounce refresher (audio) \

Definition of refresher

1 : something (such as a drink) that refreshes
3 : review or instruction designed especially to keep one abreast of professional developments refresher course

Examples of refresher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in case there’s college football to be played, a refresher is in order. Michael Casagrande |, al, "What you need to know about Alabama football as preseason ramps up," 13 July 2020 Here's a refresher of the simple things that everyone can -- and should -- be doing as their part to reel in their pandemic. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Nothing about the coronavirus is simple. Except the small actions you can take to prevent its spread," 9 July 2020 Before, West said officers could go decades without a refresher. CBS News, "Chicago police reforms reduce use of force, but there's "still a culture of denial and impunity," attorney says," 24 June 2020 While dad can use it as an all-over scent, Ralph Lauren also recommends splashing it on post-shave for a quick refresher. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Macy's is offering big discounts on men's cologne for Father's Day," 10 June 2020 Even expert home chefs could use a little refresher on the basics. 1. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, "The Best Cooking Advice We Ever Received," 5 Apr. 2020 On Saturday afternoon, couples and individuals crowded the interior of the shop that also offers handgun-refresher training. Vincent T. Davis,, "Coronavirus concerns brings increase in sales at San Antonio gun shops," 14 Mar. 2020 As a quick refresher, the hand signal in question is made by extending the index and pinky fingers while grasping the middle two fingers with the thumb. The Si Staff,, "'Horns Down' Is Already This Year's Most Controversial College Football Celebration," 19 July 2019 Life is a Bramble ($13 regular, $6.50 happy hour) is a sweet tart of a refresher with blackberries, Amontillado sherry and lemongrass syrup, leaded with a choice of Bombay Dry Gin or Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal. Amy Drew Thompson,, "The Spanish still flies at Bulla Gastrobar | Review," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jul 2020

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“Refresher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of refresher

chiefly US : something that helps you to remember something you have forgotten : a reminder about something

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