William Tell

noun
Wil·​liam Tell | \ ˌwil-yəm-ˈtel How to pronounce William Tell (audio) \

Definition of William Tell

: a heroic archer in Swiss legend who complies with an order to shoot an apple off his son's head

First Known Use of William Tell

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“William Tell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/William%20Tell. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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