William Tell

William Tell

noun
a legendary Swiss patriot forced by the Austrian governor to shoot an apple off his son's head with bow and arrow.
German Wilhelm Tell.
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william tell

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a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap) [syn: Tell
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