It is called the lateen sail.
Making the sail area smaller is called reefing.
The wind is what causes a sailboat to sail.
The vertical pole on a sailboat is called the mast, but at the bottom of the sail is horizontal pole called a boom. On the Tall Ships, the horizontal pole AT THE TOP of the sail is called the yardarm.
Sailboat is to sail as kite is to fly, just as airplane is to wing and oil tanker is to engine.
Yes, sailboat is a compound word. (sail + boat = sailboat)
The mast.Answer:The vertical spar the sail attaches to is the Mast. The horizontal spar is called a Boom.
A sailboat without a sail is but a hull of itself.
It is a part of the sail.
Collects wind, it is a triangular sail placed at the front of the sailboat.