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

  • adj. Designating or being a reverberatory furnace used in the production of high-quality steel.
  • adj. Of or relating to the steel produced in such a furnace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing a reverberatory furnace used to make high-quality steel
  • adj. Designating the steel so produced

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a hearth which is shallow or open to inspection and to access of the workmen: said of steel-furnaces for the Siemens-Martin process.
  • Made in an open-hearth furnace: said of steel. See steel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or produced by the open-hearth process


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