[ US /ɹifˈjuəɫɪŋ, ɹifˈjuɫɪŋ/ ]
  1. the activity of supplying or taking on fuel
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How To Use refueling In A Sentence

  • The F-22's "supercruise," that is, its ability to cruise supersonically, is unusably short in duration due to inadequate onboard fuel capacity -- so short that current Air Force training missions to exercise supercruising combat actually schedule one tanker refueling just before going supersonic and one more refueling before going home subsonically. The Full Feed from
  • The range and endurance time are also extended by in-flight refuelling, using a probe and drogue inflight refuelling system.
  • These are capable of refuelling Navy and NATO aircraft, which use a probe and drogue system instead of a boom and receptacle.
  • Higgins was fuming at the Government for allowing the USA to use Shannon Airport as a military base for refueling their aircraft.
  • The spokesman added Ireland insists aircraft overflying national airspace or using its airports for refuelling cannot carry weaponry.
  • They play a vital role in directing fast jets and refuelling other aircraft around the air space above the warzone. Times, Sunday Times
  • Japan's major past overseas missions -- including in Iraq, near Afghanistan, and as UN peacekeepers -- have been largely for logistical and support purposes such as refuelling, transport and reconstruction. Undefined
  • But the sea swell rapidly grew so strong that the refuelling operation had to be abandoned. Times, Sunday Times
  • The helicopter is fitted with a forward extendable in-flight refuelling probe and it can also hoist hose refuel from a surface ship whilst in hover mode.
  • A machine exists which can find and grab slugs, without flinching, and work is in progress on an electricity generator which runs on slug flesh, which the robot would be able to stoke up and then plug into for refuelling.
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