wonky hole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named by the local fishermen who first encountered them (see quotation below).

Noun[edit]

wonky hole ‎(plural wonky holes)

  1. (Australia) A type of undersea hole or spring on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, out of which comes fresh water that has flowed underground from the land.
    It was local fishermen who made the most startling seafloor discovery. Something unknown was snagging their nets and nearly capsizing their boats. And they called the mystery – wonky holes.Australian Broadcasting Commission Catalyst program, 18 May 2006 (transcript)