from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of north-central Alabama south-southwest of Birmingham. Founded as a mining town, it was named after Sir Henry Bessemer. Population: 28,400.
  • Bessemer, Sir Henry 1813-1898. British inventor and metallurgist who received more than 100 patents, most notably for the Bessemer process.

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  • n. British inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)


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