Bessemer process

noun
Bes·se·mer process | \ ˈbe-sə-mər- \

Definition of Bessemer process 

: a process of making steel from pig iron by burning out carbon and other impurities by means of a blast of air forced through the molten metal

First Known Use of Bessemer process

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bessemer process

Sir Henry Bessemer

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