re·fresh·er | \ri-ˈfre-shər \

Definition of refresher 

1 : something (such as a drink) that refreshes

2 : reminder

3 : review or instruction designed especially to keep one abreast of professional developments refresher course

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What happened this week was a refresher for how dishonest the left is and their lap dogs in the media. Fox News, "Watters' Words: The lying left," 24 June 2018 Among the half-dozen drafts, the local Prima farmhouse cider is an excellent pairing with many of these dishes, and, amid a trio of cocktails, the Coalmine's Canary is a truly delightful refresher of Malort, gin, and grapefruit. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Andersonville’s Passerotto is a tale of two peninsulas," 21 June 2018 The Enquirer/Charlie Hatch Ahead of Futbol Club Cincinnati's 2018 home opener Saturday night against rival Louisville City FC, here's a refresher on stories and random tidbits from this week. Charlie Hatch,, "FC Cincinnati notebook: Newton, McInerney and fan appreciation," 4 Apr. 2018 Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has given Marquette University a bracing refresher on contracts and academic freedom. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Marquette’s Black Eye," 6 July 2018 USA TODAY Sports Anyone wanting a refresher on what leadership looks like should look no further than LeBron James. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, "LeBron James shows leadership again in defending reporter's question," 19 Apr. 2018 At the bar: refreshers, new bites Joshua Wolter, previously of c.1880, is changing up the cocktail list, as well. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reopening after break, Meraki marks new menu with a half-price night," 12 July 2018 Here’s a quick refresher ahead of the Aug. 8 premiere. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Are You The One? How MTV's Hit Love Competition Works," 12 July 2018 First stop: a back-in-time reminder of Ant-Man's powers, and a refresher on the first film's subatomic drama. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Ant-Man and the Wasp review: Even smaller scale, even bigger heart," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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