verb (used with object), re·fit·ted, re·fit·ting.

to fit, prepare, or equip again.

verb (used without object), re·fit·ted, re·fit·ting.

to renew supplies or equipment.
to get refitted.


an act of refitting.

Origin of refit

First recorded in 1660–70; re- + fit1
Related formsun·re·fit·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for refitted

Contemporary Examples of refitted

Historical Examples of refitted

  • From February to June she was worked over; refitted; resparred.

  • They have been all refitted and repaired—or else they are new.'


    William Ware

  • When there, we refitted the ship, and sailed again for Virginia on the 24th of June.

    Hurricane Hurry

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • As soon as we have refitted her and your vessel, I will remain where I am.

    The Privateersman

    Frederick Marryat

  • The old Spanish garrison tower must be refitted for the women and children.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

British Dictionary definitions for refitted


verb (riːˈfɪt) -fits, -fitting or -fitted

to make or be made ready for use again by repairing, re-equipping, or resupplying

noun (ˈriːˌfɪt)

a repair or re-equipping, as of a ship, for further use
Derived Formsrefitment, noun
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Word Origin and History for refitted



1660s, from re- "again" + fit (v.). Originally nautical. Related: Refitted; refitting.

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