Bessemer

biographical name
Bes·​se·​mer | \ ˈbe-sə-mər How to pronounce Bessemer (audio) \

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Sir Henry 1813–1898 English engineer

Bessemer

geographical name
Bes·​se·​mer | \ ˈbe-sə-mər How to pronounce Bessemer (audio) \

Definition of Bessemer (Entry 2 of 2)

city in north central Alabama population 27,456

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“Bessemer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bessemer. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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