Definition of gunkhole in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəNGkˌhōl/
North American informal


A shallow inlet or cove that is difficult or dangerous to navigate.


[no object]
Cruise in and out of gunkholes: they were gunkholing through the coral archipelago


Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: gunk·hole

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