Definition of Nutmeg

What is the meaning of the term nutmeg in the game of football?

A nutmeg is a football trick move where a player passes an opposing player by sliding the ball through his legs. A shot or a pass through the opponent's legs also qualifies as a nutmeg.

One theory says that the term 'nutmeg' stems from the word 'nuts', which is used to describe male testicles, or in this case the testicles of the opposing player whose legs the ball has been passed through.

Here is an outrageous nutmeg performed by Clint Dempsey, while playing for the USA national team in a friendly vs. Turkey.