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

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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Two-hour refresher courses are given as a follow-up each year. CBS News, "We asked 155 police departments about their racial bias training. Here's what they told us.," 7 Aug. 2019 And make sure to carry on other key essentials, too, like medications, sunscreen, sunglasses, important documents, stuff for the kids, or toiletries for a quick refresher. Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Things You Should Never Do On a Cruise," 18 July 2019 Some Friendswood residents might not know who Ronnie Price is, just like Humble residents might need a refresher on Jon Dorenbos. Julian Gill, Houston Chronicle, "See the most Wikipedia'd residents from these Houston-area cities," 8 July 2019 Here’s a brief refresher on the four Democratic woman challenging the president and facing his ire. Peter Bailey-wells,, "Meet the ‘Squad’: Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib," 16 July 2019 Just give yourself a thorough refresher with Picard's extensive back catalog. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Trek: Picard'," 16 May 2019 Here’s a quick refresher on McCabe, which includes his connection to the Mueller probe, his controversial ouster from the FBI, and what this latest development might mean. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is at the center of a political firestorm again," 21 Sep. 2018 In the past couple of years, New York bars and restaurants have come to embrace the Aperol spritz, a drink that has held sway in Italy as an ideal summer refresher. Charles Passy, WSJ, "This Classic Italian Cocktail Keeps Inspiring New York Spinoffs," 6 July 2019 Herring had child mannequins there so parents could get a refresher on the technique. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Dozens learn water safety tips at session in The Woodlands," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of refresher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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to shake or wave menacingly

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