Definition of gunkhole in English:

gunkhole

noun

North american
informal
  • A shallow inlet or cove that is difficult or dangerous to navigate.

verb

[NO OBJECT]North american
informal
  • Cruise in and out of gunkholes.

    ‘they were gunkholing through the coral archipelago’

Origin

Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

gunkhole

/ˈɡʌŋkhəʊl/