Bessemer steel

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Bes´se`mer steel`

1.Steel made directly from cast iron, by burning out a portion of the carbon and other impurities that the latter contains, through the agency of a blast of air which is forced through the molten metal; - so called from Sir Henry Bessemer, an English engineer, the inventor of the process.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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