Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Bessemer

[bes-uh-mer]
noun
  1. Sir Henry,1813–98, English engineer: inventor of the Bessemer process.
  2. a city in central Alabama.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bessemer

Contemporary Examples of bessemer

Historical Examples of bessemer


Word Origin and History for bessemer

Bessemer

in reference to the process for decarbonizing and desiliconizing pig iron by passing air through the molten metal, 1856, named for engineer and inventor Sir Harry Bessemer (1813-1898) who invented it.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper