William Tell

noun

Wil·​liam Tell ˌwil-yəm-ˈtel How to pronounce William Tell (audio)
: a heroic archer in Swiss legend who complies with an order to shoot an apple off his son's head

Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of William Tell was in 1778

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“William Tell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/William%20Tell. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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