Wood may score when correctly placed (8)
I believe the answer is:
'wood' is the definition.
(I know that sycamore is a type of wood)
'may score when correctly placed' is the wordplay.
'may score' anagrams to 'SYCAMORE'.
However, I'm not sure how this is indicated.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for sycamore that I've seen before include "Great maple tree" , "Tree - may score (anag)" , "Mr O'Casey is in the tree" , "Tree with winged seeds" , "Wood" .)