Definition of pill-rolling in US English:

pill-rolling

adjective

  • That rolls pills; (Medicine) involving a circular movement of the fingers and thumb, as though rolling a pill (of tremors, etc., as a symptom of certain disorders).

noun

  • The action of making pills by rolling; (Medicine) circular movement of the fingers and thumb.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Glascock (?1787–1847), naval officer.