from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To prepare and equip for additional use.
  • intransitive v. To be made fit again.
  • n. Repair of damage or wear: "a house . . . in need of a major refit” ( Nancy Holmes).
  • n. A secondary or subsequent preparation of supplies and equipment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An act of having something fitted again, or replaced.
  • v. To fit again, to put back in place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To obtain repairs or supplies.
  • transitive v. To fit or prepare for use again; to repair; to restore after damage or decay
  • transitive v. To fit out or supply a second time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fit or prepare again; restore after damage or decay; repair: as, to refit ships of war.
  • To fit out or provide anew.
  • To repair damages, especially damages of ships.
  • n. The repairing or renovating of what is damaged or worn out; specifically, the repair of a ship: as, the vessel came in for refit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. fit out again
  • n. outfitting a ship again (by repairing or replacing parts)


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  • That was not something the dispenser could provide, so he called ship's stores directly for a cabin refit, then turned back to the dispenser menu. got it from wordnik

    October 4, 2010