Bessemer process

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

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Bessemer process

Time Traveler for Bessemer process

Time Traveler

The first known use of Bessemer process was in 1856

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Bessemer process

Cite this Entry

“Bessemer process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bessemer%20process. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Comments on Bessemer process

What made you want to look up Bessemer process? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!