A large mace-like weapon used by street gangs in small town America in the Fifties and early Sixties. The battle apple works most efficiently when buffed up to a fine shine with a shammy cloth and a dab of saddle oil.
Referenced in the song "Josie" by Steely Dan.
"Yo, Lotsy, get the battle apple out of the screen cellar and meet us at 7th and Morlot at 6:30 - it's about time we ruin these clowns."
A thug / gang weapon resembling a mace. Euphemism for the penis, referenced in the song "Josie" by Steely Dan ("We're gonna shine up the battle apple . . .")
"Jo would you love to scrapple
She'll never say no
Shine up the battle apple
We'll shake 'em all down tonight
We're gonna mix in the street . . ."