refresher

noun
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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The games As a quick refresher, here are all of the games that are available on the PlayStation Classic, which span about half a decade of video game history: Tekken 3 As with Nintendo’s mini consoles, that list will remain unchanged. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "PlayStation Classic review: a journey through the exciting, awkward days of early 3D games," 27 Nov. 2018 Need a refresher on their complicated relationship? Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Relationship," 12 Oct. 2018 As a refresher, most wrinkle creams are filled with your classic retinol or tretinoin, two of the strongest (and potentially irritating) topical retinoids. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Excellent Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 10 Oct. 2018 But as a refresher, NFL teams can place franchise tags on one pending free agent. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks Earl Thomas Q&A: What happens now? Did Seattle blow it?," 2 Oct. 2018 As a refresher, here’s how much each variant of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max costs outright: iPhone XS: $999 (64GB), $1,149 (256GB), $1,349 (512GB) iPhone XS Max: $1,099 (64GB), $1,249 (256GB), $1,449 (512GB) That’s not exactly cheap! Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: Breaking down the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max’s pre-order situation," 14 Sep. 2018 As a refresher, this version of the travel ban (the administration's third) restricts entry into the United States from seven countries, many of which have majority Muslim populations: Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The Supreme Court Backed Trump's Travel Ban, but Judges Sotomayor and Ginsburg Aren't Having It," 27 June 2018 First a refresher: Republican President George H.W. Bush made Thomas a SCOTUS nominee in July 1991 after Justice Thurgood Marshall announced his retirement. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "In the Age of #MeToo, Will Christine Blasey Ford’s Experience Be the Same as Anita Hill’s?," 17 Sep. 2018 As a refresher, OPS+ is a metric that takes a player’s on-base percentage and slugging percentage and weighs them against league-wide performance so that 100 is the average. David Murphy, Philly.com, "The Phillies need another starter. Could he be pitching tonight? | David Murphy," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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refresher

noun

English Language Learners Definition of refresher

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

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