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Bessemer converter

noun
1.
the refractory-lined metal container in which steel is produced by the Bessemer process.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Bessemer converter

/ˈbɛsɪmə/
noun
1.
a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
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