Bessemer iron

noun

variants or Bessemer pig
: a cast iron that contains not more than 0.10 percent of phosphorus and is suitable for the manufacture of Bessemer steel by the acid process

Word History

Etymology

after H. Bessemer

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“Bessemer iron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bessemer%20iron. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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