What does the word refit mean?

Usage examples for refit

  1. Four- and- twenty hours were allowed to the men for rest after their labours, and then all hands were set to work to refit. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  2. All the whalers who came into the harbour to refit, sailed again by the 1st of December, and the Albemarle and the Active transports sailed on the 2d for Bombay, where they were to load with cotton for England. – An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island by John Hunter
  3. D'Estaing then, in spite of American protests, insisted on taking the French ships to Boston to refit and with them the French soldiers. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong