What is Battle Apple?
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."