Bessemer converter

Bessemer converter
n. a special furnace used to purify pig-iron using the Bessemer process.
Etymology: Sir H. Bessemer, Engl. engineer d. 1898

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a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
Hypernyms: ↑converter, ↑convertor
Part Holonyms: ↑steel mill, ↑steelworks, ↑steel plant, ↑steel factory

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the refractory-lined metal container in which steel is produced by the Bessemer process.

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Bessemer converter noun
A type of furnace used in the Bessemer process
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Bessemer converter,
a large container for making molten iron into steel by the Bessemer process.

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