Definitions for "Cut score"
A specified point on a score scale such that scores at or above that point are interpreted or acted upon differently from scores below that point. See Performance standard. American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, p. 175.
a score on one or more tests that divides subjects into different groups, as pass-fail, qualified-unqualified, selected-rejected.
a point on a score scale at and above which test-takers are classified in one way and below which they are classified in a different way
Keywords:  thousandths, knife, sharp, die, folding
In die cutting, a sharp-edged knife usually several thousandths of an inch lower than the cutting rules in a die, made to cut part way into board for folding purposes.