Emoji dictionary 🦅 Eagle emoji [ ee-guhl ih-moh-jee ] February 12, 2021 What is the 🦅 Eagle emoji? The Eagle emoji 🦅 depicts a bald eagle facing to the left. Because the bald eagle is the national emblem of the United States, the Eagle emoji 🦅 is often used by patriotic Americans on social media. In particular, the emoji is used on American holidays such as Independence Day (July 4) and Presidents’ Day (third Monday in February). It is also used to refer to actual eagles, of course, or sports teams named after eagles. Related words 🗽 Statue of Liberty emoji, 🦚 Peacock emoji, 🕊️ Dove of Peace emoji Where does 🦅 Eagle emoji come from? The Eagle emoji 🦅 was approved under Unicode 9.0 in 2016. On most major platforms, the Eagle emoji 🦅 resembles a swooping bald eagle facing to the left. On Twitter, the emoji only depicts the eagle’s famed white head. The eagle is depicted with light- or dark-brown feathers. Depending on the platform, the eagle is illustrated in a realistic or stylized manner. The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782 and the national emblem since 1787. The bird appears both on the Great Seal of the United States as well as the presidential seal. The latter helps explain why the Eagle emoji 🦅 is often used when wishing people a happy Presidents’ Day. The Eagle emoji 🦅 is also regularly used in social media posts expressing triumphant American patriotism alongside the American Flag emoji 🇺🇸. Examples of 🦅 Eagle emoji First bird of the day - bald eagle while walking the dog! 🦅 @shelagh223, February 3, 2021 Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all of those who have served and are currently serving. 🇺🇸🗽🦅 #VeteransDay @wrightstate, November 11, 2020 Who uses 🦅 Eagle emoji? Beyond representing American patriotism, the Eagle emoji 🦅 is used in reference to actual eagles (bald or otherwise) as well as sports teams named for eagles, such as the Philadelphia Eagles. Though incredibly opportunistic predators, bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) diets are usually made up mostly of fish. 🦅#NaturalWorld pic.twitter.com/TLryVihISD — BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) February 3, 2021 Just saw an eagle and remembered how proud I am to live in this country. 🇺🇸🦅 — Brenden Willette (@BrendenW__14) March 17, 2017 The Eagle emoji 🦅 regularly makes appearances on American holidays, such as Independence Day, Veterans’ Day, and Presidents’ Day. Happy 4th of July, USA! 🗽🇺🇸🦅#IndependenceDay pic.twitter.com/0efgDekQAx — Tony Robbins (@TonyRobbins) July 4, 2017 Happy Presidents' Day! 🦅 Our offices are closed today, but our public lands are always open. #DiscoverDNR and find your next adventure here 👉 https://t.co/tdRzWE23vP pic.twitter.com/TWfhbfB8i3 — Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources (@waDNR) February 17, 2020 Just Added Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Saluting Face emoji Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🦅 Eagle emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🦅 Eagle emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.