|KEY WORD : architecture / castles|
|A compound that juts out or is slightly separated from the main components of castle complex, which include: the main compound, *honmaru 本丸, the secondary compound, *ni-no-maru 二の丸 or tertiary compound. It was used as a defensive position from which to protect the main complex, and for engaging the enemy force in a pincer operation. Same as demaru 出丸. .|
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