from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large pear-shaped container in which molten iron is converted to steel by the Bessemer process.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See the nouns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
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