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designated driver

A person who stays sober during a social gathering and is responsible for safely driving others from one location to another. Since Kara never drinks alcohol, she always offers to be the designated driver for her friends.
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designate (someone or something) as (something)

To label or name someone or something as something; to assign someone or something a specific role or status. The boss designated me as the point person for this project, so you guys have to listen to me. No, you can't sit here—mom designated this as the kids' table.
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designate someone or something as something

to choose or name someone or something as something. Alice will designate Andrew as our representative. She designated herself as the head of the committee.
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Kripke's view that names are rigid designators has been part of his case against the description theory of names.
The operators, who are helicopter pilots, must learn ballistics, laser codes and designators, and laser backscatter in fog, dust and smoke.
The user should not need to rely on naming conventions (reference designators and net names) to maintain the physical interconnect structure of a circuit.
Murali Ramachandran (in Ramachandran 1992) identifies an interesting difficulty with appealing to the concept of an RR designator in order to defend the contingency of identities.
The other pod contains targeting aids for smart bombs, including laser designators and a "millimeter wave' radar with very high resolution.
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One field in the BoM will list the number of times the component is used, and another field will list all the reference designators for that part number.
Additionally, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) has assigned to Baltia the two-letter designator "BQ".
"The new Laser Range Finder Designator is more than two times more reliable, improves targeting performance and can be repaired or replaced on the flight line, which significantly reduces operation and support costs." - TradeArabia News Service
Norwegian defence technology company Simrad Optronics ASA said on Monday (10 December) that it has been contracted to develop a new laser target designator for the Norwegian and Swedish armed forces.
The LRAS3 program also produces a specialized system variant known as the Fire Support Sensor System (FS3) featuring a modular laser designator that is integrated on the LRAS3.
* All calls must refer to the WorldFile/ticket designator "RBASR" to obtain information or reserve seats for this program as well as receive the designated program discount.
So I said, let's put a laser designator on the Predator UAV.
Eligible officers may receive bonuses of $15,000 based on designator and length of contract.