from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation; -- so called because of its blistered surface. Called also blistered steel.
  • n. See under Blister.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Steel made by the carburization of bar-iron in a converting-furnace, the iron being heated in contact with charcoal. See cementation.


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