= nautical term, harbor (on maps) ⁓ 2693 FE0E text style ⁓ 2693 FE0F emoji style
An anchor is used to hold a floating vessel (boat or ship) in one place. A heavy weight attached to a boat with a chain that is thrown into the water (overboard) until it hits the bottom of the body of water, such as the ocean floor. A navigational symbol for a marina, harbor, or shipyard. A stereotypical tattoo found on a sailor, such as the cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man.
Emoji History The emoji code/ image log of changes.
This emoji first appeared in OSX / iOS after the iOS 5 update.
The code generated for this emoji was changed slightly in iOS 7 / OSX 10.9 (a variation selector was added) advising the OS to display character emoji style instead of black and white text when available. We don't mind Apple, thank you! We just love our emojis! [Sources 11438-emoji-var.pdf 13.7 Variation Selectors (unicode.org)]