The definition of a gunkhole is a water cove where small boats anchor.
An example of a gunkhole is Poorhouse Cove off the coast of Maine.
a small, sheltered cove for anchoring small watercraft
Origin of gunkholefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
intransitive verb-·holed·, -·hol·ing
to make a series of short pleasure trips by boat, as from island to island