bessemer iron

bessemer iron
noun or bessemer pig
Usage: usually capitalized B
Etymology: after H. Bessemer
: a cast iron that contains not more than 0.10 percent of phosphorus and is suitable for the manufacture of Bessemer steel by the acid process

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Bessemer iron or Bessemer pig noun
Pig iron suitable for making Bessemer steel
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Main Entry:Bessemer

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