A shield, as blocks swords in close combat. Color and style varies across platforms, but generally depicted in a kite shape with a metal border and simple pattern.
Commonly used to represent various content concerning battle, defense, security, and protection.
Apple and Microsoft’s designs feature a red and white sawtooth pattern, Facebook and WhatsApp’s blue and white checkers.
May be paired with (or fending off) ⚔️ Crossed Swords or 🗡️ Dagger. Not to be confused with 🔰 Japanese Symbol for Beginner.
📅 Shield was approved as part of Unicode 7.0 in 2014
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.