noun, plural sham·mo·sim [shah-maw-sim] /ʃɑˈmɔ sɪm/.
- sexton(def 2).
- the candle used to kindle the candles in the Hanukkah menorah.
noun plural shammosim or shammashim (Hebrew ʃaˈmɔsɪm) Judaism
- an official acting as the beadle, sexton, and caretaker of a synagogue
- the extra candle used on the Feast of Hanukkah to kindle the lamps or candles of the menorah