Definition of pokelogan in US English:

pokelogan

(also pokologan)

noun

Maritime Provinces, Canadian, United States Regional, North
  • A stagnant backwater; a swamp adjacent to a river, lake, etc.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), author and naturalist. Perhaps from Maliseet papkeləkwan downriver backwater.

Pronunciation

pokelogan

/ˌpɒkɪˈləʊɡ(ə)n/