the refractory-lined metal container in which steel is produced by the Bessemer process.
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Origin of Bessemer converter
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for bessemer converter
/ (ˈbɛsɪmə) /
a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
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