A woman, who is nasty, overbearing, mean, pompous, arrogant, a selfish busybody, aggressive, disagreeable, or any combination of these. A battleaxe is usually an older woman, and often somewhat unattractive. The standard dictionary definition does not address looks, but one seldom hears a beautiful woman being called a battleaxe, no matter how disagreeable she is.
I hate taking books back late to the library because that old battleaxe at the desk makes such a big deal of it.
Across the lands known to be a brutal legend is a musician who rocks so hard the music from his guitar transforms that very instrument to a weapon of mentality used to convey his band's metal fury lyrics.
Jack Black whips shitties all over his battle axe in the band Tenacious D.